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Archive for the ‘Healthcare Reform’ Category

Every Month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Susan J. Luck RN, BS, MA, HN-BC, CCN, HWNC-BC Women in the United State face a greater lifetime risk of breast cancer than any previous generation, with rates having tripled during the past 40 years. Contrary to popular belief, only about 5 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have a link to the “breast […]

Although October is “Breast Cancer Awareness” Month, Breast Cancer Awareness is Every Month

Although October is “Breast Cancer Awareness” Month, Breast Cancer Awareness is Every Month Susan Luck, Founder, Earthrose Institute on Women and Children’s Health and the Environment www.earthrose.org Co Director International Nurse Coach Association www.inursecoach.com Breast Cancer Prevention lies in understanding the complexity and interconnectedness of our environment, genetics, food supply, lifestyle habits, social networks, economic disparities, communities […]

Innovations in Holistic Nursing: The Role of Nurse Coach

“I don’t want to work with all the red tape and bureaucracy in the hospital! Do you have any jobs for a holistic nurse?” While many institutions support the concept of holistic nursing (as all nursing is fundamentally holistic), the defined staff role of a holistic nurse consultant or practitioner in a healthcare institution is […]

From the Field: An Integrative Nurse Coach’s Journey

Completing the first INCA program was both an honor and a challenge-a challenge to take all the wonderful work-theory, practice and skill forward! As a NP working in acute care I saw many opportunities-actually wherever I looked coaching opportunities surfaced: cardiac surgery patients seeking a “new” focus on health, Mended Hearts support group-whose motto is […]

Recognizing the Role of an Integrative Nurse Coach in Today’s World

 NURSES FOR GLOBAL HEALTH Lifestyle factors are a bigger threat today than communicable diseases, according to the World Health Organization. In 2013, the World Health Assembly endorsed the Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020 includes a set of actions for member States, international partners and the WHO Secretariat to promote healthy diets and physical activity. According […]

Childhood Obesity Epidemic and the Nurse Coach Role

Many physicians recognize the need for families to make lifestyle changes, and may even encourage their patients to increase physical activity and improve their diets. However, more is needed. If a physician recommends an increase in physical activity or changes in diet, the whole family needs support and ongoing guidance in making those changes. Nurses, and specifically Nurse Coaches, have the skills and expertise to effectively support families in making changes to reverse these escalating patterns of illness for a more sustainable future.