Chronic disease is a major contributor to reduced quality of life, loss of productivity/income, and increased hospitalization. Having the knowledge, skills and confidence in managing your own health and navigating within the social and medical systems are critical.
Our Chronic Disease Nurses can help:
Increase understanding, skills, and confidence in managing your health condition(s), medication and role in chronic disease management.
Provide self-management support so you can better advocate and manage your own health.
Loop back with your family physicians for collaborative patient care
Benefits in referring:
Communication with the chronic disease nurse about client care is billable (Bill G14077)
Improved medical visits when patients have better understanding, skills, and confidence in managing their chronic disease(s)
Enhanced coordination for patients with multiple care providers
see a list of all North Shore Chronic Disease Services (NSCDS) listings, visit www.vch.ca/nscds.
referrals from a Physician or a Nurse Practitioner.
?Must be North Shore residents with 2 or more chronic diseases and has complex high needs.