Helping patients with chronic conditions overcome barriers to self-careBaumann, Linda C. PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN; Dang, Thanh Tran Ngoc MS, RNNurse Practitioner: 13 March 2012 - Volume 37 - Issue 3 - p 32–38 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000411104.12617.64 Feature: CHRONIC ILLNESS: CE Connection Abstract Author Information Abstract Abstract: This article provides an overview of barriers to self-care, patients' perceptions and understanding of their chronic illness, interviewing techniques, and approaches nurse practitioners can use to reduce or eliminate barriers to self-care in adults with chronic conditions. Author Information Linda C. Baumann is a Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing in Madison, WI. Thanh Tran Ngoc Dang is a lecturer at Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The authors and planners have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.