Reducing Risk Factors
Education – the key to understanding a disease. Specific treatment plans outline the means to control the disease process, however, does the patient truly understand what is going on or how does this work for me. Providing a brochure or handout about a disease does not constitute ‘education.’ Providing an environment conducive to learning requires avenues of openness and opportunity to pick apart or align what the treatment plan provides for the patient in their management of this chronic disease. Since COPD is considered an umbrella of conditions, what is the GOLD definition that can be provided for the patient to aid in their understanding and application?
[Reference:COPD: CM Role, Module A: Planning, Page 8]
Type 2 – Management Plan
An individual patient with diabetes should assume an active role in their care when collaborating with the physician-coordinated team. Self-management education is the integral component of the care provided with goals set by the patient and team. An understanding and agreement is required of the care providers and the patient. What considerations should be given when developing the management plan?
National Diabetes Alert Day – 3/25/08
[Reference: Diabetes: Management of Diabetes, Module A: Therapies, page 8]
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Invest in Yourself
– self investment allows for building equity and responding rather than reacting to personal needs and growth for that special satisfaction in life. Making a difference begins with investing in yourself and looking for reasons for choices made, keeping them and reaching your new goals. You set your own standards and measures of success. That’s a great investment. http://www.selfinvestment.com/
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