Supporting Self Care in Primary Care

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2006 - Self-care, Health - 264 pages
"Self care is about people's attitudes and lifestyle, as well as what they can do to take care of themselves when they have a health problem. Supporting self care is about increasing people's confidence and self esteem, enabling them to take decisions about the sensible care of their health and avoiding triggering health problems. Although many people are already practising self care to some extent, there is a great deal more that they can do." - Ruth Chambers, Gill Wakley and Alison Blenkinsopp, in the Preface. Designed around the Department of Health's Working in Partnership Programme, this book is full of easy-to-implement advice for everyday use, promoting a positive approach to self care and demonstrating how smoothly it can be introduced and undertaken. "Supporting Self Care in Primary Care" encourages interactive professional learning and development, both individually and within a team, and highlights the importance and benefits of self care in the workplace. It is a self-contained text with tools and illustrative examples to aid comprehension, and includes a complementary web resource containing further tools and a training package. All healthcare professionals involved in commissioning or providing primary care to patients will find this practical guide invaluable, as will healthcare managers and health promotion specialists.
 

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Contents

What we know about the practice and impact of self care
14
Getting organised for supporting self care as a primary care
30
Getting organised for supporting self care as a general practice
43
Getting organised for promoting and supporting self care as
81
Seeing self care from the patients perspective
101
Managing change moving to a self care culture
114
back pain
136
cough and colds
159
Undertake an audit of how well established support for self care is in your practice
197
Training needs analysis
200
How well is your team functioning?
202
Significant event audit
204
PARTworkload assessment
206
Moving through change
211
Keep a reflective learning log
213
Reduce time pressures at work
215

Tools to help you plan and support self care
171
Forcefield analysis
173
Devising your PCTpractice strategy and action plan to establish a new culture of promoting and supporting self care
176
Strengths weaknesses opportunities and threats SWOT analysis
181
taking account of political economic sociological and technological PEST factors
183
The gap model
186
Plan do study act PDSA model for improvement
188
Timetable tasks with a Gantt chart
191
Infrastructure and resource matrix
194
Check out whether self care support is a priority for training and whether the way in which you plan to learn about it is appropriate
217
Draw up a personal map of support mechanisms in your life
221
Assess your consultation skills and style
223
Determine your consulting style
226
encouraging guiding and providing support to patients to adopt self care
229
Useful resources
234
Record sheet to plan and describe your progress in supporting self care
236
Index
239
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Respectively Director of Postgraduate General Practice Education, West Midlands Deanery Clinical Dean, Staffordshire University and General Practitioner; Freelance General Practitioner, Writer and Lecturer; Professor of the Practice of Pharmacy, Keele University

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