• Frameworks for self-management support for chronic disease: a cross-country comparative document analysis.

      Mc Carthy, Vera J C; Savage, Eileen; O Connell, Selena; School of Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork (BMC health services research, 2018-07-25)
      In a number of countries, frameworks have been developed to improve self-management support (SMS) in order to reduce the impact of chronic disease. The frameworks potentially provide direction for system-wide change in the provision of SMS by healthcare systems. Although policy formulation sets a foundation for health service reform, little is currently known about the processes which underpin SMS framework development as well as the respective implementation and evaluation plans.