The recommendations within this guideline are based on the following key assumptions:
- While clients may need information and support to self-management about their health state, they are ultimately in control of these important self-management decisions. (Bodenheimer, Lorig, Holman, Grumbach, 2002).
- The client’s need for support with decision making specific to their self-management is variable and should be individually tailored.
- Information and support for clients related to their self-management should promote care consistent with scientific evidence and client preferences.
- Collaborative relationships with clients and their families are critical to the success of self-management support.
- Self-management options depend on individual client’s circumstances, and availability of resources.
- This BPG is intended to promote the provision of evidenced based care of the highest quality related to decision and self-management support for adults with chronic health conditions.
- Nurses are one of several health care provider groups that are involved in providing self-management support.
Strategies to Support Self Management in Chronic Conditions