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Self-Management

Objectives:

At the end of the session, the participant will have:

  • An understanding of self-management.
  • Knowledge of the benefits of self-management.
  • Identified one area for improvement in self-management.
  • Developed a plan to improve self-management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Facilitator:

This session may be facilitated by a respiratory nurse, psychologist, social worker or physiotherapist.

Topic


Content


Resources


Introduction to self-management.What is self-management?

What self-management is not.

Whose responsibility is it?
Disc 1 for the Better Living with your Lung Disease DVD ‘ Managing Your Lung Disease’; :
Link
Consequences / benefits.Consequences of failure to self-manage.

Benefits of self-management.
Principles of self-management.Knowledge.

Involvement.

Planning.

Monitoring.

Managing impact.

Choices.

Responsibility / empowerment.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease self-management plan.
Practical application.Self-management exercise.Self-management exercise.
Summary and discussion.Self-management plans.

Group generation of ideas to improve self-management.