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Osteopathic Practice Standards

Please be aware that these are the draft revised standards

A5. Support patients in caring for themselves to improve and maintain their own health and wellbeing.

  1. Supporting patients in caring for themselves may include:
    1. advising them on the effects of their life choices and lifestyle on their health and wellbeing
    2. supporting them in making lifestyle changes where appropriate.
    3. encouraging and supporting them  to seek help from others, including other health professionals, or those coordinating their care,  if necessary
    4. respecting patients’ decisions about their care, even if you disagree with those decisions.

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