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3: Systematisation of Self care and Self management

Commission peer support groups for people with multiple long term conditions and their carers and provide relevant, accessible information via information prescriptions, patient access to health records and shared decision making tools. Support people with multiple long term conditions and their unpaid carers to be involved in person centred care planning and reablement. Empower people living with multiple long term conditions, their carers and the Voluntary Sector to be full partners in planning, improving quality and enhancing the experience of care via health coaching of professionals and individuals. There is good evidence to suggest that better understanding of a long term condition can improve people’s understanding of their symptoms and enhance long term health and wellbeing. The role of the care professional is to support people by promoting self confidence and self care, help them feel more in control of their lives, support problem solving, and to direct people towards the type of support and information they need. This means listening to their goals and having a more outcome focused approach to planning and reviewing their care plan.


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