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Lifestyle Medicine: Tools for Promoting Healthy Change – Harvard Medical School
May 20, 2016 - May 21, 2016$895
State-of-the-Art Approaches to Help Patients Initiate and Sustain Health-Promoting Behaviors
This immersive two-day course offers state-of-the-art strategies to guide patients to healthier lives. Education includes evidence-based tools and techniques for effecting healthy changes in diet, physical activity, sleep, weight loss, and stress management. This course also provides updates on payment structures that reward clinicians based upon patients’ health behaviors and health outcomes.
Past participants report a renewed passion for practicing medicine and reduced personal stress as they themselves learn to enhance their own health and to serve as role models for their patients.
According to the World Health Organization, by 2020, two-thirds of all disease worldwide will be the result of lifestyle choices. Currently, the leading causes of death in the United States are lifestyle related: poor diet, lack of exercise, obesity, tobacco use, and overconsumption of alcohol. This course is designed to change your competence and performance-in-practice by increasing your knowledge of Lifestyle Medicine and helping you develop strategies to incorporate it into patient care, providing the newest science of nutrition, physical activity, and management skills. The course will focus on effectively counseling your patients to improve their overall lifestyle, including stress management, diet, and exercise. You will also have the opportunity to commit to improving your personal health practices so that you can serve as a better role model for your patients.
Reasons to Attend in 2016
Highlights of the 2016 program include:
- The strategies that produce the best results for stress resiliency, sleep quality, nutrition, and weight-loss counseling
- Guidance to prescribe exercise and perform risk assessments
- Health coaching (it’s not “eat less; exercise more”)
- Clinician self-care: what it is and why it matters
- What really gets patients (even reluctant ones) to make healthy changes
- Leveraging lifestyle medicine to prevent and treat type-2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, depression, anxiety, osteoporosis, dementia, certain cancers, and sexual health issues
Who Should Attend
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants
- Social Workers
- Health Coaches
- Exercise Physiologists
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Medical Students