Chronic condition self management: Working in partnership toward appropriate models for age and culturally diverse clients


Chronic conditions place a significant burden on the Australian health care system, and this burden continues to increase.

This literature review examines the concepts of chronic illness and chronic condition self-management (CCSM), particularly in the context of asthma. It explores the implementation of, and barriers to, CCSM in the modern health care system with a focus on CCSM in children and adolescents, and the differences that need to be recognized when dealing with Indigenous Australian children.


Georgina Paterson
Children, Youth and Women's Health Service, Adelaide SA

Robyn Nayda
Division of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, Adelaide SA

Jenna A Paterson
University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA


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chronic condition; chronic condition self-management; children and adolescents; asthma; Indigenous


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