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healthcare activity performed by the subject of care


This is a concrete item and can be implemented directly

Term: self-care activity; 
Plural: self-care activities; 
Deprecated term: health self-care activity; 


NOTE 1 There are two kinds of self-care activities that should be distinguished.

NOTE 2 In EN 13940-1:2007 health self-care activity was the preferred term for this concept.


EXAMPLES Self injection of insulin, self-measurement of blood pressure, or of glycaemia.

Diagrammatic representation

Simple graph

UML style

Entity - relationship (crows feet)

Required associations

exactly one subject of care performs a number of self-care activities

Optional associations

a number of self-care activities generates a number of non-ratified healthcare informations


    healthcare activity
self-care activity


self-care activity
    prescribed self-care