Table of Contents

Coordinating healthcare in Australia.
Acute and chronic care approaches.
Beyond the acute care paradigm.
Economic and social benefits of self-management.
Compression of morbidity : living a healthier and longer life.
The self-management rationale.
The ethics of self-management.
Self-management : an ideological perspective.
The paradox of self-management.
Population health.
Sustainable health care.
A curriculum framework for learning about life management.
Environmental health and the self-management dilemma.
Sustainable health systems change.
Empowerment and the health care consumer.
Gambling addiction as an emerging context for self-management.
Early intervention training and peer education.
The health care industry revisited : a glimpse of the future.
Consumer case studies.
Health aphorisms.