Letters Managing long term conditions

Education and support for self care management in chronic illnesses in India

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4106 (Published 18 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4106
  1. Reeta Devi, assistant professor1,
  2. Mongjam Meghachandra Singh, professor2,
  3. Bimla Kapoor, former professor1,
  4. Niharika Yedla, former student3
  1. 1School of Health Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India
  2. 2Department of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
  3. 3Sikkim Manipal Insitute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok, Sikkim, India
  1. devireeta{at}gmail.com

We agree with Iongh that patients with chronic illnesses should be supported to take care of themselves.1

Realising the need for patient care in the home setting, Indira Gandhi National Open University in New Delhi, India, has started a certificate …

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