Self-management in chronic illness.

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    • Abstract:
      Comments on an article in this issue concerning self-management of chronic illness by patients. Details on the new movement to empower and educate patients with chronic illness on their care and options; Concerns that not all patients will fall neatly into groups that will make use of the same information; Belief that the process of individualisation remains at the heart of general practice and is the primary task of the physician; Assertion that self-management must be set within the context of consultation with a physician to tailor programs to meet the needs of the individual.