Definition: Performance of activities or tasks traditionally performed by professional health care providers. The concept includes care of oneself or one's family and friends.
= care prescribed by MD or generated by person himself & includes care for self, family or friends; differentiate from SELF MEDICATION (medication not prescribed by MD) and SELF ADMINISTRATION (admin of medication prescribed by MD or self admin of substa
ExamplesBlood Glucose Self-Monitoring; Self Administration; Self Medication
Other names Self Management; Care, Self; Self-Management; Self-Care
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