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Category: Healthcare Reform


The Art and Science of Behavior Change in Nurse Coaching

It was the summer of 2011 when I first decided that I needed to pursue wellness coaching to sustain my path in the field of environmental and occupational health nursing- although I had no idea the role of “holistic nurse coach” even existed. That summer I completed my Masters in Community and Public Health Nursing with a capstone project in New Orleans, leading a public health coalition focused on addressing the health impacts of the British Petroleum Oil Spill in the Gulf Coast. It was the largest manmade disaster in history: 4.2 million barrels of crude oil leaked, and 1.8 million gallons of chemical dispersants were applied to assist in cleanup.

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Integrative Nurse Coaches Are Transforming Healthcare

Improving health outcomes and the way patient care is delivered should be a goal of every healthcare professional. With over three million nurses in the United States, we have a significant opportunity to be the catalyst of change through a combination of our deep seeded knowledge, clinical experience, and holistic nursing skills.

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Barbara Dossey on the Role of Nurse Coaches in Healthcare [video]

The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies is your essential resource as you support your clients on a journey of discovery to achieve desired behavior changes. Here’s a great interview about Nurse coaching featuring our own Barbara Dossey, RN, PhD, AHN-BC, FAAN.

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Healthcare Reform and the Role of the Integrative Nurse Coach

As Integrative Nurse Coaches we must consider the HealthCare Reform Act and decision by the Supreme Court as an opportunity to create models of care that include nurse coaching to support health and wellness initiatives. In the process of this new law, there will be incentives in healthcare to keep people healthy, manage their disease, and to avoid re-hospitalization, setting the stage for Integrative Nurse Coaches to be in the center of this new direction as it unfolds.

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