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Communication the essence of trust

Ever wondered “Why do my patients do what they do, when they know what they know???” Working in general medical practice we are presented with opportunities to engage and connect with our patients in a work environment that is so varied and diverse. Those opportunities come packaged in…

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Lifestyle and Weight loss Innovation Award

Thank you to the communities, Murrumbidgee PHN, Live Better for Partnering with MediCoach and to the wonderful General Practices that were involved and continue to be involved in this project. The aim of supporting 12 identified General Practices to engage in the PHN’s approach to reducing the impact of chronic…

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Prevention Practitioner Burnout – ADEA Feature article

As practitioners, we design personalised interventions for those with whom we work. This may mean that we set goals for people based on our own clinical agendas, hoping that we can encourage our clients to take an active role in their own health and wellbeing. This process commonly occurs alongside…

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Being the change – working with government for improved outcomes

Dr Timothy Denton, Chair of Western Primary Health Network, and I are currently writing a submission to work with the Federal Government to enquire into and report on best practice in chronic disease prevention and management in primary health care, aimed at reducing the ongoing escalating financial burden to our…

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Stepping up to the challenge of preventing chronic disease

Chronic disease is the leading cause of illness, disability and death in Australia, accounting for 90% of all deaths in 2011 (AIHW 2011b). Because of its personal, social and economic impact, tackling chronic disease and its causes is the biggest health challenge Australia faces. A growing understanding that many of…

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Improving Patient Outcomes with Coaching

Currently, standards for credentialing health and wellness coaches in Australia require 125 hours of training through Wellness Coaching Australia. Professionalising the field will require a clear and consistent definition and standardisation of train-ing essential for future robust research to accurately assess the effectiveness of bringing about changes in health behaviours,…

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