What is Self-Management

What is Self-Management
What is Self-Management?

Self-management refers to the tasks that an individual must undertake to live well with one or more chronic conditions. These tasks include gaining confidence to deal with medical management, role management, and emotional management (Adams, Greiner & Corrigan, 2004).

Self-management support is defined as the systematic provision of education and supportive interventions by health care staff to increase patients’ skills and confidence in managing their health problems, including regular assessment of progress and problems, goal setting, and problem-solving support (Adams, Greiner & Corrigan, 2004).

Adams, K., Greiner, A.C., & Corrigan, J.M. (Eds). (2004). Report of a summit. The 1st annual crossing the quality chasm summit: A focus on communities. Washington, CD: National Academies Press.

Self-Management: A Health Care Intervention” is British Columbia's approach to self-management.  
The KYOH (Know Your Own Health) in the U.K. has a video entitled What is Self-Management?
Patients as Partners, an initiative of the BC Ministry of Health, has a video entitled Self Managing and
Self Management Support