Self-care is what people do to care for themselves, their children, other family members and their communities. In relation to health care, it is all that people do to maintain health, prevent illness, seek treatment, manage symptoms and side effects, accomplish recovery and rehabilitation and manage the impact of chronic illness and/or 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 qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research across the lifespan focuses on:
In this way, our research feeds into the wider University research theme of health and behaviour.
Additional to these programmes of work, staff collaborate within the Faculty, across the University and with a range of external partners.
A range of staff from the Faculty work within the Enhancing Self-care research theme:
There are 27 PhD students currently working within the enhancing self-care research theme. Topics include: