Staff at DGCH have made a committment to undertaking a workforce development strategy where staff are trained in self management support and behaviour change using motivational interviewing principles.
Self management involves the client with the chronic condition working in partnership with their carers and health professionals so that they can:
1. Know their condition
2. Negotiate a plan of care (care plan) and review/monitor the plan
3. Engage in activities that protect and promote health
4. Monitor and manage the symptoms and signs of the condition
5. Manage the impact of the condition on physical functioning ,emotions and interpersonal relationships.