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Archive for the ‘Health and Wellness Coaches’ Category

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.

An Introduction to Integrative Nurse Coaching in Amarillo, TX

Among the many positive experiences of being an integrative nurse coach is the opportunity to share the work with like-minded nurses. A group of 15 wonderful nurses who live and work in the Texas Panhandle attended a One-Day Introduction to Integrative Nurse Coaching on March 29, 2014 facilitated by Advanced Integrative Nurse Coaches Dr. Lisa Davis and Dr. Heidi Taylor.

Celebrating Nurses Everyday

The International Nurse Coach Association honors all nurses for their contributions, creativity, and innovations as leaders in transforming health care in today’s changing environment. During Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2014, we celebrate our nursing legacy with Florence Nightingale

The Integrative Nurse Coach Community

INCA Associate Faculty, Christine Gilchrist, reflects on her experience joining the Integrative Nurse Coach community, becoming Associate Faculty and presenting at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium in February 2014.