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E-learning Self Care

Course Information

  • Course Code: CHEL027
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Price: £40.00

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Who is the course for?

This module is aimed at the Healthcare professionals and support workers as well as community nurses.

How will the course be delivered?

It is estimated that this module will take approximately 1-2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.

What will I study?

What will I study?

'Self care includes both self care and self management. Self care is about individuals taking responsibility for their own health and wellbeing. Self management is about individuals making the most of their lives and coping with difficulties and making the most of what they have. It includes managing and minimising the way conditions limit individuals' lives as well as what they can do to feel happy and fulfilled to make the most of their lives despite the condition' Skills for Health (2008) For self care to be a successful strategy it needs to be promoted by healthcare professionals, who also need to offer support to individuals. Healthcare professional must work to create an environment for self care, which starts with recognising the importance of self care activities at all stages of the care planning process. Healthcare professionals can also provide support and resources to assist individuals in managing these activities. Example include: Patient education, self care skills training, health and social care information, care plan approach, self diagnostic tools, self monitoring devices, peer support networks and home adaptations. The module looks at the four elements of supporting self care: Skills, Tools, Advice and Networks (STAN) On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Have a broad knowledge of what self care is
  • Be aware of ways in which healthcare professionals can offer guidance and support to individuals
  • Have a basic knowledge of the seven 'Common Core Principles to Support Self Care'
  • Be able to offer examples of how each of the STAN elements can support self care activities
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

What can I do next?

We offer a wide range of health and social care e-learning courses, click here for further information. 

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email

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