Helping patients with chronic conditions overcome barriers to self-care

Baumann, Linda C. PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN; Dang, Thanh Tran Ngoc MS, RN

Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000411104.12617.64
Feature: CHRONIC ILLNESS: CE Connection
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.