INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SELF-CARE RESEARCH (ICSCR)
ISF Partners: Professor Barbara Riegel (University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Professor Tiny Jaarsma (Linköping University, Sweden)
Programme: The “International Center for Self-Care Research” (ICSCR) has been established, based in Rome and funded by the Australian Catholic University. The vision of this Center is a world where self-care is prioritized by individuals, families, and communities and is the first line of approach in every health care encounter. The mission of the Center is to lead the self-care research endeavor, improving conceptual clarity and promoting interdisciplinary work informed by a shared vision. The focus of the new centre is self-care for people with a condition, such as heart failure, stroke or diabetes. ISF participated in the establishment and launch conference, addressing the subjects of self-care policy, barriers and facilitators.
The research agenda has been discussed and a first publication entitled “Self-care research: Where are we now? Where are we going?” has been accepted for publication.
Previous work resulted in the production of an updated ‘State of the Science’ report for the American Heart Association (AHA) on self-care for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease. ISF (David Webber) was co-author with ten university departments on this report. ISF’s contributions include the use of technologies in self-care and environment/community-level interventions.
The paper was published in September 2017 and the full citation is as follows:
Riegel B, Moser DK, Buck HG, Dickson VV, Dunbar SB, Lee CS, Lennie TA, Lindenfeld J, Mitchell JE, Treat-Jacobson DJ, Webber DE; on behalf of the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease; and Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research.
Self-care for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease and stroke: a scientiﬁc statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association.
J Am Heart Assoc. 2017;6:e006997. DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.117. 006997.
The paper may be viewed here: http://jaha.ahajournals.org/content/6/9/e006997