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Journey to Harmony Hill: A Nurse Coach Reflection

Much of my professional life has been about building community, collaborations, and innovations in ways to practice. I felt called early in my career to be “part of the creation of an educational, recreational, therapeutic community.” Although it took fifteen years from the time of that calling until I came on retreat next door to what is now Harmony Hill, it has been an amazing journey; amazing people joining in the adventure in this beautiful sacred space. Now being part of the Integrative Nurse Coach™ (INC) movement, I feel like my life’s work has come to an exciting new dimension of healing service.

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Nurse Coaching in End of Life Care

Nurse coaching is a collaborative effort between a nurse coach and an individual, family or community to assist in reaching the client’s health goals. Hospice care is a supportive program that provides comfort care to individuals who have a life threatening illness with no medical cure. The emphasis is on the client living their life to its fullest- based on that individual’s definition of fullest- and learning how to navigate the final stages of life as that person envisions it.

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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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Upcoming Book: Integrative Nurse Coaching™ in Health and Wellness

We are excited to announce the our upcoming book: Integrative Nurse Coaching™ in Health and Wellness. Health Coaching is one of the most rapidly growing roles in the private and corporate sector and within healthcare in general today. Integrative Nurse Coaches are in a unique position to offer a wide range of services because of their professional knowledge and clinical experience.

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