Self-Management Support for Community Teams
We are all having to learn to work differently at the moment, and effective self-management support has never been more important
Bridges Self-Management, as leaders in the field of self-management support, have developed new resources to help structure rehabilitation interactions with patients and families (whether phone or via video conferencing) to be effective and impactful.
Self-management and coaching principles start with the premise that patients already have many skills and resources and enable partnership working from the outset. By supporting patients to gain confidence and freedom to experiment they discover new ways to problem-solve, make progress and manage their condition during self-isolation.
We have co-designed these new resources with community rehabilitation teams and patients who are self-isolating with rehabilitation needs. They will help structure each remote or brief interaction by encouraging patients to share ideas, and ways of coping whilst acknowledging fears and challenges.
Along with the CSP guidance on effective remote consultations, our resources will help individual practitioners with where to start, but also enable services to structure your conversations and adapt ways of working to support self-management effectively whilst working remotely.
Six tips about how to structure voice or video calls to support a person’s self-management capabilities
A practical summary of the evidence for good self-management support
An acronym to remember key aspects of good self-management support
A video summarising LEARN and key aspects of good self-management support
A narrated PowerPoint presentation about the principles of self-management support, including how to build self-efficacy and core self-management skills through your interactions with patients and families/carers.
Supporting documents for the narrated PowerPoint
- Language to Support Self-Management (Suggestions for different questions and phrases that support the development of key self-management skills and behaviours)
- Self-Management Language Poster (A place for you to choose and write down self-management language suited to your role and clinical setting)
- Bridges 11 Principles of Self-Management (The principles state what the Bridges approach to self-management support values most and least, and was developed from over a decade of research
Bridges Self-Management is working in collaboration with the University of Nottingham and a group of researchers and clinicians, to produce an online \'Community of Practice\' to support stroke services that are providing remote rehabilitation, in the the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst this platform is being developed, we have created a document to offer short-term advice and identify longer-term guidance. We have highlighted some of the key issues of importance, in relation to remote delivery of stroke rehabilitation and have collated some immediately available information, resources and support.
This document can also be accessed through the Future NHS Forum https://future.nhs.uk/strokecommunity/grouphome