Self-care is what people do to care for themselves, their children, other family members and their communities. In relation to health and health care, it is all that people do to maintain health, prevent illness, seek treatment, manage symptoms, treatments and side effects, accomplish recovery and rehabilitation and manage the impact of chronic illness and disability.
Our aim is to support self-care and self-management in a variety of settings using a range of person-centred research approaches. Our research aims to be practical and focuses on:
- interventions that aim to support self-care and self-management for individuals.
- Ways in which health and social care professionals can support individuals to self-care or self-manage.
In this way our research feeds into the University Research Themes of: population health and behaviour; ageing well and an inclusive society.