Integrative Nurse Coach for Chronic Illness

Nurse Coaching for managing chronic disease

In a perfect world our healthcare system would allow for people to feel empowered to take control of their health. Patients would be encouraged to collaborate with their physicians by taking an active partnership rather than a passive role. In our current healthcare model, providers cannot be expected to meet every need of their patients with chronic conditions; this is where a nurse coach for chronic illness comes in.

Chronic disease can be experienced in a variety of ways and many people tend to struggle in silence. Everyone defines health differently and it is important to remember that it can be experienced even during times of illness.My goal is to use an integrative approach to help patients gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become active participants in their care so that they can reach their self-identified health goals and achieve optimal well-being.

A STRUCTURED COACHING PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH CHRONIC DISEASE

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Now, more than ever, we need help stopping the spread of chronic illness. Complex, multi-symptom chronic conditions have become an epidemic, and it’s only getting worse.

The goal of this coaching program is to help build confidence, self-awareness, and health responsibility so that you can take charge of your own health and well-being.

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Session 1 - HEALTH Promotion

During our first session we will discuss healthy behaviors and how to make changes that reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases, or help to mitigate symptoms of chronic disease. After reviewing the comprehensive health questionnaire, we will prioritize areas of health that need the most attention based on your individual needs. If needed, we will discuss your current condition so that you understand your diagnosis, as well as what you hope to get out of our coaching sessions.

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Session 2 - OVERCOMING Obstacles

Discover your motivation, strategies for change and overcome ambivalence. As your nurse coach for chronic illness, I will help you through your personal rough spots, and provide encouragement that will help you reach the next step in your healing journey. During this session we will devise a plan to deal with the obstacles you may encounter while making lasting lifestyle changes. Together we will analyze what works for you and what doesn’t, then we make changes accordingly.

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Session 3 - PRIORITIZING well-being

Aside from managing specific health problems, this coaching program can help you improve your general well-being. Regardless of whether you have a chronic disease, or you just know it’s time to make some adjustments to your day-to-day life to prevent disease, the individual-focused approach will help you make changes that stick. This coaching session will focus on behaviors that promote well-being and vitality.

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Session 4 - EMPOWERMENT through self awareness and health responsibility

Empowering behavior change and actions through increased knowledge and continuous self-reflection. We will look at your goals, plans, and priorities and how it all relates to health and wellbeing. You have the power to take your health into your own hands. Just by changing your daily habits, you can control or prevent chronic disease. Our last session will focus on empowerment to ask for more information, know the questions to ask, and find resources for improving your day-to-day journey.

*Please remember that this HOPE coaching plan is only meant to serve as a guide. Coaching sessions will be adjusted to meet the individual needs of each person.

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