Chronic disease self-management education programs: challenges ahead

Jordan, Joanne and Osborne, Richard 2007, Chronic disease self-management education programs: challenges ahead, Medical journal of Australia, vol. 186, no. 2, pp. 84-87.

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Title Chronic disease self-management education programs: challenges ahead
Author(s) Jordan, Joanne
Osborne, Richard
Journal name Medical journal of Australia
Volume number 186
Issue number 2
Start page 84
End page 87
Publisher Australasian Medical Pub. Co.
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2007-01-15
ISSN 0025-729X
1326-5377
Summary ♦ Chronic disease self-management education programs aim to empower patients through providing information and teaching skills and techniques to improve self-care and doctor–patient interaction, with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life.

♦ The recent 2006–07 federal budget allocated an unprecedented $515 million over 5 years for activation of patient self-management activities, commencing this financial year.

♦ Previous attempts in other countries to incorporate self-management education activities into the health care sector have faced setbacks because of inadequate integration into primary care.

♦ Engagement of health care professionals and their endorsement of self-management activities is critical to success.

Language eng
Field of Research 110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Australasian Medical Pub. Co.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30019412

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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