A5. You must 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. providing information on the effects of their life choices and lifestyle on their health and wellbeing
    2. supporting decision-making about lifestyle changes where appropriate
    3. encouraging and supporting patients 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.