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Doane University

Health Coaching for Patient Care

Doane University via edX

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For health practitioners, having knowledge of treatment protocols is not enough. They must be able to inspire behavior change in their patients. In order for the treatment to be effective patients must be empowered to implement therapeutic approaches in their lives.

In this course, you will learn about health coaching, which is an effective method for helping patients change their behaviors. Health coaching uses a blend of evidence-based strategies, interventions and communication to actively and safely engage patients. You will learn the core components of health coaching that can be applied to patient care, such as positive psychology, motivation, establishing trust and goal setting.

This offering is part of the DoaneX Lifestyle Medicine Professional Certificate program that allows licensed medical practitioners to earn Continuing Medical Education credits. These CME credits satisfy the eligibility requirement for ABLM certification. Successful completion of the Health Coaching for Patient Care course can earn a licensed medical practitioner 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (CME).
You must be a licensed medical practitioner in order to receive these credits.

Taught by

Kelsey Pruss


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  • Tato A Torres Gilormini

    Tato A Torres Gilormini completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Great frame on key issues, well presented, discourse was excellent. Enjoyed the different sections. This is a well designed course where one can learn.

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