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Long-term conditions: 2. Supporting and enabling self-care

Wilson, Patricia M., Mayor, Vina (2006) Long-term conditions: 2. Supporting and enabling self-care. British Journal of Community Nursing, 11 (1). pp. 6-10. ISSN 1462-4753. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article is the second of a series focusing on long-term conditions. It explores supported self-care identifying that this is the most appropriate approach to managing long-term conditions in 70-80% of patients with a chronic illness. The paper focuses on the Department of Health for England and Wales flagship initiative; the Expert Patient Programme. This lay-led self-management programme for people affected by a physical long-term condition is currently being rolled out by PCTs throughout the NHS and is seen as a key mechanism for empowering individuals and reducing resource demand in long-term conditions. The history, content, current and future models of the Expert Patient Programme will be described and the paper concludes by discussing future challenges for the programme as illuminated by two external evaluations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2014 14:37 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/39085 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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