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self-care

Miquel Porta

Edited by John M. Last

in A Dictionary of Public Health

Second edition


Published online May 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191844386

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Provision of medical or other necessary care by the individual needing it. This may be adequate for minor illness and injury, and it can have a role in chronic disease management, but without expert care, it is almost always a bad idea for persons with chronic or serious disease, unless it is part of a regimen under medical and/or nursing supervision....

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Subjects: Medicine and Health ; Public Health and Epidemiology

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