Chapter 7. Helping Patients Make the Most of their Treatment

  1. Rebecca Penzer RN, BSc(Hons), PGDipEd, MSc Nurse Specialist Deputy Chair1 and
  2. Steven J. Ersser RGN, BSc (Hons), PhD (Lond), CertTHEd Professor Director Chair2

Published Online: 10 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319804.ch7

Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

How to Cite

Penzer, R. and Ersser, S. J. (2010) Helping Patients Make the Most of their Treatment, in Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319804.ch7

Author Information

  1. 1

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, UK

  2. 2

    Bournemouth University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170871

Online ISBN: 9781444319804

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Keywords:

  • helping patients make the most of their treatment;
  • self-management and patient support;
  • management of chronic illness - factors sustaining effective health behaviour;
  • levels of need for people with long-term conditions;
  • chronic illness management, relying on person changing their health behaviour;
  • key challenge for majority living with chronic conditions - engaging in effective self-management and self-care support;
  • educational resources and strategies;
  • theory supporting effective intervention - social learning theory and self-efficacy concept;
  • application of self-efficacy theory to dermatology clinic;
  • patient-specific direction (PSD) - traditional written instruction

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Self-management and patient support

  • The challenge of promoting treatment adherence

  • Prescribing skin-related products and opportunities for medicines education

  • Conclusion

  • References