This lecture can be applied toward the 8 C.E. credits required for the NCMIC 5% discount.
This is a 12-hour course broken into 2 separate 6-hour sections. Each section can be taken independently.
Wellness is the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal. … a dynamic process of change and growth…… the action an individual take to achieve a state of physical, mental and social wellbeing. Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life where health is defined in accordance with the World Health Organization as "not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, but a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being".
Although the doctor is trained to counsel and promote wellness during the traditional consultation by offering preventive and supportive services (e.g., smoking cessation and, dietary information, cancer screening tests, diabetes self-management training, CVD screening, cholesterol, and scoliosis screening), it is up to the individual to make lifestyle changes and personal behavior choices that lead to health and wellbeing.
In spite of the evidence that individuals make healthy choices on a daily basis, the incidence of lifestyle diseases indicates they are not successful. …and medical and governmental policy makers as well as environmental influences have made it more difficult for the patient then needs to be. That said, the question remains, do doctors have the tools necessary to facilitate the patient journey toward health and wellness and how can they be integrated into the doctor-patient encounter?
The objective of this lecture is to introduce the practitioner to the idea that the traditional consultation can be transitioned into a wellness consultation by integrating a unique communication style that guides and empowers the patient to make lifestyle changes that support their health and well-being.