Through the National Society of Health Coaches!
This is a highly popular, interactive day-long event provided at your selected venue and is facilitated by an NSHC Lead Coach. Evidence-Based Health Coaching (EBHC)® and Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills, key critical components of successful patient/client engagement strategies are taught onsite through personal self-assessments, case studies, group discussion, and practice, practice, practice!
Historically, clinicians, for the most part, approach patient engagement activities using traditional thinking and concepts versus skillful conversation and partnership enhancing strategies to making "real" patient engagement happen. Moving into an effective engagement clinical model requires a paradigm shift in thinking by clinicians and providers alike. It's this paradigm shift or lack of it, that can affect the success or failure of patient engagement activities.
We may not realize it, but we as providers talk a lot about what we can do to make something happen for the patient, (e.g., bedside rounds, shift report at the bedside, patient representative on our Boards, use of special tools, EMRs or other, but rarely do we hear providers talk about what we can do to generate the patient's active role in managing their health.
It's not what we teach or what we prescribe, but rather how we converse with the patient that taps into his or her own motivation and reason for action that helps improve their outcomes, change behaviors, reduce risks, and enhance prevention. It has been our experience that when clinicians learn about and understand how EBHC is the vehicle in which skillful conversations using MI techniques are applied in practice, the paradigm shift is activated, and the NSHC CoachClinic® provides the education and interactive activities to achieve this end.
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While the ICHWC's attempt to standardize coaching certification standards internationally is a worthwhile effort, one certification does not meet the needs of all healthcare providers, nor all patients with varying acuity levels. In recognizing this distinct difference, the NSHC requires higher eligibility criteria for its Health Coach Certification; that which requires a current license, registration or certification to assess, plan, treat, implement and/or evaluate interventions in clinical and wellness settings.
Clinicians and practitioners should coach those with chronic conditions, co-morbidities, and high to moderate health risk for the same. NSHC's program of study is based on this premise. For this reason, the NSHC differentiates its Health Coach Certification and will remain independent of this consortium.
The National Society of Health Coaches is setting the gold standard for Evidence-based Health Coaching (EBHC)® in clinical practice. The model was first introduced in the summer of 2011 in North Carolina at the First Carolina Care CoachClinic®.