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The Patient’s Role in Chronic Disease Management

Posted by Kellyn Freeman on Jun 8, 2015 10:20:00 AM

Patients with chronic disease conditions make day-to-day decisions about self-managing their illnesses. This reality introduces a new chronic disease management paradigm: the patient-professional partnership, involving collaborative care and self-management education.

Self-management education complements traditional patient education in supporting patients to live the best possible quality of life with their chronic condition. The healthcare provider must be informing the patient on what day-to-day tasks they need to do in order to manage their chronic illness. Patient engagement is important. 

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Topics: care coordination, patient safety, accountable care, Patient Education, effective management, chronic disease management, chronic disease

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