British Journal of Community Nursing, Vol. 17, Iss. 4, 05 Apr 2012, pp 168
A new training programme for health professionals demonstrates the positive impact of working effectively, in partnership with patients, to support self-management. It allows clinicians to hone their supporting self-management skills in something approaching a real-life setting with a 'Patient Voice', a trained volunteer who draws on their own experiences as a patient to make the roleplay as real as possible. Feedback from health professionals who have completed the training has highlighted the benefit of exploring and practising self-management skills directly with patients.