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Nursing. 2019 Jun;49(6):44-48. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000554245.67012.03.

Using health coaching to improve patients' BP management.

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Karen Higgins is a lecturer at Old Dominion University, School of Nursing, in Norfolk, Va. Micah A. Scott is a family NP programs director and assistant professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, School of Nursing, in Wilmington, N.C.

Abstract

Nurses have unique opportunities to influence patient outcomes and reduce healthcare expenditures. Health coaching is one patient-centered strategy nurses can use to improve the limited health literacy often associated with hypertension. This article describes the use of health coaching to help patients understand their medications and give them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to self-manage their hypertension.

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