self-care(redirected from Taking care of yourself)
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self-careA phrase used by the General Medical Council (GMC) (UK) referring to the duty that doctors have to encourage their patients to maintain good health through healthy lifestyle choices, and to educate patients and the public on how to maintain and improve their health.
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1. A concept in Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Framework and her Theory of Self-Care referring to actions that people initiate and perform on their own behalf in maintaining life, health, and well-being.
2. In rehabilitation, the subset of activities of daily living that includes eating, dressing, grooming, bathing, and toileting. Synonym: personal care
Impaired ability to perform or complete feeding, bathing/hygiene, dressing and grooming, or toileting activities for oneself [on a temporary, permanent, or progressing basis] (Specify level of independence using a standardized functional scale). health maintenance, altered; home maintenance management, impaired;
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