Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Purpose & Scope

  • The purpose of this guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations for Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses in self-management support
  • These recommendations identify strategies and interventions that enhance an individual’s ability to manage their chronic health condition.
  • Chronic health conditions are defined as: diseases of long duration and generally slow progression, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes (WHO, 2009)
  • This best practice guideline focuses on assisting nurses in adult practice settings
Chronic Disease
Strategies to Support Self Management in Chronic Conditions
Background Information