MESSAGE OF 

SR. MA. TERESA FATIMA L. MUEDA, DC TO CIC-MANDAUE

on the occasion of its 50th Jubilee Celebration

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From October 15 – 19, 2018, Sister Teresa Hsieh from the Lourdes Community in Taipei attended the training of the Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Completing this final training session, Sister Teresa has been qualified by Stanford University as a Master Trainer of this program.

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program was developed by The Division of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at Stanford University, California.

Those who have earned the Master Trainer award are required to team up with another Master Trainer when presenting a program.

The Stanford University program aims to engage patients to take an active role in their health. It helps the patient to live a healthy life with chronic conditions: heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, depression, asthma, bronchitis, hypertension, and other physical and mental health conditions.

The Master Trainers personally and individually engage the patients who attended the sessions to take up self-management techniques:  how to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation. The patient who suffers from chronic disease is helped plan appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, appropriate use of medications, how to communicate effectively with family, friends, and health professional.

Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program includes follow-up sessions to personally support the patients, evaluate their efforts and offer encouragement, build up self-confidence and help them achieve the objectives of how to live a healthy life even diagnosed of having a certain chronic disease.

Congratulations to Sister Teresa Hsieh!