Improves the partnership between the client and health professional(s) The Flinders Program™  provides a consistent, reproducible approach to assessing the key components of self-management that:

  • Improves the partnership between the client and health professional(s)
  • Collaboratively identifies problems and therefore better (i.e. more successfully) targets interventions
  • Is a motivational process for the client and leads to sustained behaviour change
  • Allows measurement over time and tracks change
  • Has a predictive ability, i.e. improvements in self-management behaviour as measured by the Partners in Health scale, relate to improved health outcomes.

Tools used to assess and then promote self-management:

  • Partners in Health Scale
  • Cue and Response interview
  • Problem and Goals Statement
  • Chronic Condition Management Care Plan.