Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Strategies to Support Self-Management in Chronic Conditions: Collaboration with Clients

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About this Guideline:

Chronic diseases are unlike any acute illness, in that they require considerable professional self-management support over the client’s lifetime, related life management skills, and long term regular follow-up with healthcare professionals.

Over the last decade, a dramatic rise in the prevalence of chronic health conditions has emerged, altering the way in which care is sought, managed, delivered and received. The purpose of this guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations for Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses across the continuum of care in self-management support. These recommendations identify strategies and interventions that enhance an individual’s ability to manage their chronic health condition.

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Self-Management Support Summary458.74 KB