ERIC Number: ED155340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Self-Care in Health. NCHSR Research Proceedings Series.
National Center for Health Services Research (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
This conference report presents research strategies and ethical considerations concerning consumer participation in the health care process. Section 1, background, lists the beginnings of self-care in health, the programs that have sprung up, and their supporting organizations, and the medical tasks performed by the consumers in those programs. Section 2, proceedings, defines consumer self-care, explains research strategy, topics and particulars, and ethical considerations. The summary of recommendations proposes four areas of research: (1) the parameters of self-care (short-term research is suggested), (2) consumer-oriented research (a national survey is recommended which would be supplemented by a review of literature on consumers coping), (3) health care provider research (the role of the provider, the assessment of him, and a review of his education, and (4) demonstrations (the settings and populations are described). (Appended are four papers dealing with the concept of caring in the self-care movement, an international perspective of self-care, the health beliefs of the U.S. population, and research and demonstration issues in self-care. The paper on research and demonstration includes 146 references.) (VB)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Action, Consumer Protection, Health Personnel, Health Services, Outreach Programs, Research Needs, Self Help Programs
National Center for Health Services Research, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, 3700 East-West Highway, Room 7-44, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782 (HRA 77-3181); National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Services Research (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
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