Chronic diseases are conditions that are rarely, if ever cured, and therefore
must be correctly managed to ensure they do not worsen. These conditions can
have an impact on the physical, mental, and emotional health of patients making
daily management routines difficult to follow.
Therefore, it is important that patients with chronic diseases fully
understand their disease and have the resources to and supports to manage it
correctly. Patients must take actions to maintain health at home, between visits
with health professionals. This can include actions such as staying active,
eating healthy, and following medical instructions.
In order to make these things easier for patients, the PCN can provide
information to patients about their disease as well as assistance in dealing
with disease management strategies.