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Collective Websites of Chronic Illness Management

This note is to collect many useful websites established for any population with chronic conditions

The first site contains useful information designed for B.C. health care providers and individuals living with a chronic disease. You will also find information about the latest developments in chronic disease management in B.C.

See

http://www.healthservices.gov.bc.ca/cdm/

Example, What is Chronic Disease Management?

Chronic disease management (CDM) is a systematic approach to improving health care for people with chronic disease. Health care can be delivered more effectively and efficiently if patients with chronic diseases take an active role in their own care and providers are supported with the necessary resources and expertise to better assist their patients in managing their illness. 

From the second website - The Chronic Care Model identifies the essential elements of a health care system that encourage high-quality chronic disease care. These elements are the community, the health system, self-management support, delivery system design, decision support and clinical information systems. Evidence-based change concepts under each element, in combination, foster productive interactions between informed patients who take an active part in their care and providers with resources and expertise. The model can be applied to a variety of chronic illnesses, health care settings and target populations. The bottom line is healthier patients, more satisfied providers, and cost savings.

See http://www.improvingchroniccare.org/change/model/components.html

From the third website - Knowledge -- Management of Chronic Illness...General physicians are involved in the day to day care of children with chronic disease, solely or in conjunction with subspecialty physicians. Children are more prone to rapid changes in their health status, as the various diagnoses are exacerbated by viral illness, hydration status and rapid growth periods. Chronic illness presents the affected child and their families with many challenges, both in terms of direct effects of their illness and the impact of the illness or it's treatment may have on all aspects of the child and their families lives. Providing information to the patient and family, encouraging the older patient to contribute to the decision making process are important aspects to the care of the patient with chronic disease. Emotional support during times of crisis is a significant part of the physician-patient relationship.

See

http://www.unmc.edu/Community/comsep/modules/knowled11.htm

The last recommendation...for children with chronic conditions

What Are The Main Goals Of Behavior Management?

An issue of overwhelming concern among child care givers/providers is that of managing acting out and disruptive behaviors in children. This issue becomes more difficult when the child's behavior is seen in a group setting and when the care giver is challenged to respond to behavior concerns of more than one child. One of the most challenging roles of care givers of small children is to help guide their behavior. This can be achieved by demonstrating respect, kindness, and persistence when interacting with young children.

See

http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/family/350-052/350-052.html

 

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