Guidelines for Patient Self-Management

Implementing self-management strategies will require:
  • A shift from a traditional (health care provider prescribed) to a more collaborative (patient-centered) relationship between health care team and patient.
Some Characteristics of Traditional and Collaborative Care Models 
  • Development of a patient self-management change process which reflects both health care provider and patient competence and readiness.
Example of Self-Management Change Process Self-Management Change Process – Implementation Strategies for Vascular Access
  • Adoption of both health care provider and patient self-management techniques and tools.
Sample Guideline for Self-Cannulation