“the actions people take for themselves, their children and their families to prevent and care for minor ailments and long-term conditions and maintain health and well-being after an acute illness or discharge from hospital” (UK Department of Health, 2005)
Self Care is a learned tool enabling people to maintain health and wellbeing and to mentally and physically cope with illness and disability. Along with better health literacy it also supports optimal and timely use of available health services while avoiding a total dependency upon them for minor ailments.
March 17th 2017
The International Auditorium, Brussels
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