The Potential Contribution of Current Health Care Zeitgeists to the Success of Health and Wellness Coaches

Jon P. Gray, Katherine R. Arlinghaus, Craig A. Johnston

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Abstract

Chronic disease is challenging to treat because treatment often requires lifestyle behavior changes. In recent years the use of health and wellness coaches (HWC) has emerged as a way to support patients making behavioral changes. The use of HWCs has resulted in improved management of chronic disease for many patients. The success of HWCs is often thought to be due to the extended care they provide and the behavioral modification techniques they promote such as goal setting and self-monitoring. This article describes how HWC’s conformity to the current health care zeitgeist of personalized, holistic care may be another reason for their success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-458
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018

Keywords

  • behavior change
  • health and wellness coaches
  • health trends
  • holistic
  • personalized care

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