Self Care Week this year will be November 16th – 22nd 2015. This national awareness campaign is organised by the Self Care Forum.
The theme for 2015 is “Self Care for Life”. The aim is to help people look after their own (and their relatives’) health better, and to live more healthily.
Improving people’s capacity for self care has numerous aspects; including increasing general health literacy, helping people to stay well (prevention of ill-health), avoiding unhealthy lifestyle choices and using health services appropriately.
Self Care Week’s message for healthy living. London: NHS England, September 9th 2015.
Clift, M. (2015). Self care for life. London: Department of Health, September 9th 2015.
There is a collection of Self Care Week 2015 Resources (Self Care for Life) available.
There is also a guide for local event organisers based on experience in planning two Self Care Week campaigns in 2014:
Successfully delivering self care week: case studies and practical advice. [Bradford; Yorkshire]: The Self Care Forum, July 15th 2015.
US Position on Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support
The following article presents a diabetes education algorithm from the United States which specifies how diabetes self-management education and support should be provided for adults with Type 2 Diabetes.
Powers, MA. Bardsley, J. [and] Cypress, M. [et al] (2015). Diabetes self-management education and support in type 2 diabetes: a joint position statement of the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Diabetes Care. July 2015; 38(7): 1372-82.
A deliberate misunderstanding, intended playfully:
Patterson, J. (2016). Home surgery could spell end of NHS cuts. London [Online]: NHSNetworks, November 4th 2016.