Summary - Health skills and own direction
People can do a lot of their health themselves. That requires health skills. They are also necessary for directing or self-management. Health skills include gathering, understanding and applying information to their own situation, weighing up possibilities and making choices. Reading and writing are important for this. Own management or self-management means that the patient organizes his life and care in such a way that it suits him and his needs. Own management thus enhances the quality of life. Not everyone wants to take full control themselves. Personal control of the patient also means that care providers do not make decisions for the patient but together with the patient. It is important to support patient-problem-solving skills when supporting their own management. Only providing information and providing knowledge is not enough. Moreover, you must work together as a team to support your own management.