Guidance is for clinicians working with children and young people to support patients to manage their condition

What is self-care?

Self-care is defined as an active partnership between the patient and the system. It’s about both long- and short-term conditions and not just about medical care.

Please read our guide for staff to help patient’s self-care.

Additional resources

Wessex Academic Health Science Network:  Owning My asthma 14-19 year olds.

Psychological factors in asthma – Fran Beresford Royal Brompton and Harefield Trust.