This course provides a brief introduction to health and wellness promotion for the busy clinician or student. The course focuses on 6 concepts integral to health promotion for patient-centered and evidence-informed practice: health behavior theory, communication theory, motivational interviewing, assessing behavioral needs, implementing health promotion, and wellness promotion in the practice and community.
This course is divided into 6 modules and will be worth a total of 6 CE credits.
The six modules and their learning objectives are:
Module 1: Basic Health Behavior Theory - This module focuses on the basic concepts of health promotion in your chiropractic practice and will analyze and list Lovell's levels of prevention
Module 2: Basic Communication Theory: Doctor/Patient Interaction - This module will discuss basic health theory related to patient behavior change and will help you to recognize the leading causes of death in and how to relate this information to your state and county health rankings
Module 3: Basic Motivational Interviewing - This module reviews the principles of motivational interviewing and describes the Surgeon General's 5 A's.
Module 4: Assessing Behavioral Needs of Patients - This module explores behavioral needs and how to influence behavior change necessary for a healthy lifestyle.
Module 5: Implementing Health Promotion and Integrative Care Referrals - This module outlines practical applications of health promotion in a chiropractic practice and it's benefits as well as the benefits of making referrals for integrative care.
Module 6: Wellness Promotion in the Practice and Community - This module will guide you to recognize the role of critical thinking and on how to be an objective health education resource for your patients. You will also learn to promote the opportunities and benefits of community health promotion and networking.