Managing one's body using self-management techniques: practicing autonomy.

@article{Willems2000ManagingOB,
  title={Managing one's body using self-management techniques: practicing autonomy.},
  author={Dick Ludolf Willems},
  journal={Theoretical medicine and bioethics},
  year={2000},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={23-38}
}
This paper discusses some of the anthropological and philosophical features of the use of self-management plans by patients with a chronic disease, focusing on patients with asthma. Characteristics of this technologically mediated form of self-care are contrasted with the work of Mauss and Foucault on body techniques and techniques of self. The similarities and differences between self-management of asthma and Foucault's technologies of self highlight some of the ways in which self-management… CONTINUE READING