Patient-provider communication in chronic illness: a health promotion window of opportunity.

@article{Thorne2006PatientproviderCI,
  title={Patient-provider communication in chronic illness: a health promotion window of opportunity.},
  author={Sally Thorne},
  journal={Family & community health},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 1 Suppl},
  pages={4S-11S}
}
As chronic illness takes its rightful place as an imperative for planners and policy makers globally, the obligation to provide appropriate self-care management support and promote optimal health among the chronically ill is attracting considerable attention. A generation of insider research into the chronic illness experience has yielded powerful evidence of the critical importance of communication between the chronically ill and those who provide their healthcare services. In this article… CONTINUE READING

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