Definition of self-care in English:

self-care

noun

mass noun
  • 1The practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health.

    ‘autonomy in self-care and insulin administration’
    • ‘It may be useful to create weight management technologies that frame healthy choices as a process of positive self-care rather than a process of trying to lose weight.’
    • ‘Patients with better self-care behaviors such as adherence to meal recommendations and glucose monitoring have been shown to develop better control of their condition than patients who were given more medications.’
    • ‘Diabetes self-care is challenging and requires effective patient-provider communication to achieve optimal treatment outcomes.’
    • ‘Antenatal depression also diminishes capacity for maternal self-care as it can be accompanied by inadequate nutrition, drug and alcohol abuse, and poor prenatal clinic attendance.’
    • ‘Medical history noted chronic alcoholism, malnutrition, and poor self-care.’
    • ‘As the hip problems evolved, the participants experienced increased pain, causing difficulties in performing regular and self-care activities.’
    • ‘We developed an online program that promotes cognitive and behavioral strategies to improve self-care and back pain prevention behaviors.’
    • ‘Persons with schizophrenia are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus for many reasons, including metabolic effects of antipsychotics, poor self-care, and limited access to health care.’
    • ‘Internet and phone-based technologies are emerging as important tools that may help with diabetes self-care.’
    • ‘Healthcare providers can promote the use of online patient support systems or online self-care for a more seamless operation of their services.’
    1. 1.1The practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.
      ‘expressing oneself is an essential form of self-care’
      as modifier ‘self-care methods such as meditation’
      • ‘The stress reduction industry and the helping professions' focus on individual self-care strategies is at an all-time high.’
      • ‘ I need to take some time out for self-care and reflection.’
      • ‘The blog is planning a lifestyle section covering health, beauty, and self-care under the direction of a new editor.’
      • ‘It's okay to practice self-care. In fact , it can only contribute and help you with your personal success.’
      • ‘If you've ever run the gauntlet of depression to the point of needing anti-depression medication and therapy, you've already heard countless times that self-care is important.’
      • ‘One part of self-care is to safeguard ourselves from unnecessary and draining confrontations.’
      • ‘Now that my kids are older I have the time to prioritize self-care.’
      • ‘ Are there ways that you have abandoned self-care, or devalued yourself in a relationship with another person?’
      • ‘Excessive use of video game playing can cause problems with mental health, relationships, hygiene, and self-care.’
      • ‘Practice self-care by saying no to requests that you can't handle right now.’

Pronunciation

self-care

/sɛlfˈkɛː/