Chronic condition self-management: working in partnership toward appropriate models for age and culturally diverse clients.
Chronic conditions place a significant burden on the Australian health care system, and this burden continues to increase. This literature review examines the concepts of chronic illness and chronic condition self-management (CCSM), particularly in the context of asthma. It explores the implementation of, and barriers to, CCSM in the modern health care system with a focus on CCSM in children and adolescents, and the differences that need to be recognized when dealing with Indigenous Australian children.
Children, Youth and Women's Health Service, Adelaide, SA, Australia.
SourceContemporary nurse 40:2 2012 Feb pg 169-78
Pub Type(s)Journal Article