Holding the torch higher — the social realities of self-management

Lauren Finestone

Self-management is not just about individual efforts. It's shaped by social factors and the interactions between patients and healthcare professionals

In an earlier article we explored the potential downside of focusing too much on the ‘self’ in self-management. Another recent paper also challenges this narrow perspective of self-management and shows how wider social factors and power dynamics in the healthcare system can influence a person’s ability to effectively deal with their condition.  Think of it as holding the torch higher, so that more of the things that affec...

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Published 05 June, 2023 | Updated 20 June, 2023