Self-care research: Where are we now? Where are we going?
By: Riegel B, Dunbar SB, Fitzsimons D, Freedland KE, Lee CS et al.
Int J Nurs Stud. 2019 Aug 23:103402.
The beneficial effects of self-care include improved well-being and lower morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. In this article, the authors address the current state of self-care research and propose an agenda for future research based on the inaugural conference of the International Center for Self-Care Research held in Rome, Italy in June 2019. 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.