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Self-care Support for People with Long Term Conditions, Diabetes and Heart Disease: A Whole System Approach

Objective

The overall aim of this project is to offer a deeper understanding of the different mechanisms involved in the management of chronic conditions with a specific focus on how initiatives are translated and embedded into the illness management practices in peoples’ everyday life. It is in work, domestic and community settings where these practices are shaped by the emotional, symbolic, ethical, economic, and institutional inter-dependencies that people have with intimate and distant others, and where personal health is constantly negotiated in relation to one’s own well-being and the health and well-being of others. Framed this way, questions related to self-care practices and changes in health behaviours can be stated as a shift in emphasis to a broader agenda for the provision of healthcare. Such an agenda brings into view ideas dominant in academic and policy debates and discussions of self-management which has drawn attention to the limitations of deploying a ‘one size fits all’ approach and the need to devise and implement workable, personally sensitive strategies for self-management and behaviour change that make full use of available technologies (e.g. eHealth, telehealth, virtual networks), personal, community and institutional resources, and which more adequately addresses the needs of socially disadvantaged people.
Thus, the current focus on individuals (e.g. understanding and improving their knowledge and capabilities) requires a complementary focus on understanding capabilities, resources, and change in health related practices as an integral part of peoples’ social networks and as being co-shaped by wider determinants of health). There is also a need to focus on the translation of efforts within health services to explore how professionally defined priorities of chronic illness management are translated acted upon and resourced outside of the consultation.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2011-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 745 945,54
Administrative Contact
Yan Qiao (Ms.)

Participants (8)

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 18 367,26
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katherine Boylan (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NATIONAL AND WORLD ECONOMY
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 295 165,20
Address
Studentski Christo Botev
1700 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lidia Doncheva (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 284 698
Address
Campus Universitario Edificio Central
31080 Pamplona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Irigoyen Barrio (Mr.)
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 542 384,80
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Knut Tore Stokke (Mr.)
PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 290 668
Address
University Campus Gallos
74100 Rethimno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christos Lionis (Prof.)
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 462 715,20
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maarten Van Langen (Mr.)
FUNDACION EDUCACION SALUD Y SOCIEDAD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 165 890
Address
Plaza Preciosa
30008 Murcia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Manuel Serrano (Dr.)
PINTAIL LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 129 600
Address
Springhill Avenue 77
A94 K542 Blackrock
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ciaran Clissman (Mr.)