Protocols for Patient Self-Management

To support patient self-management, the health care team will need to:

Establish Self Management

  • Assess patient readiness
  • Assess patient/staff cultures
  • Assist patients to define their role in self- management and build knowledge and skills needed to undertake self-management tasks.
  • Define staff role in patient self-management process.
  • Train staff to educate and train patients in self-management techniques.

Share Information

  • Ensure that patients understand the implications of the diagnosis and related symptoms, treatment, medications, outcomes and outcomes measurements.
  • Provide patient education on applicable clinical practice guidelines.
  • Staff trains patient in self-management techniques.
  • Health care workers share communicate and share complete and unbiased information with patients and their family in ways that are affirming and useful.
  • Patients and families receive timely, complete and accurate information in order to participate in care and Decision making.

Develop Mutual Goals

Develop a Care Plan