Patient Empowerment: A Proven Model for Enhancing Behavior Change
in Patients with Chronic Disease
Diabetes self-management education
(DSME) and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) Programs that consistently
result in improved health
outcomes make extensive use of the newest model for behavior
change, patient empowerment. Studies have proven that better outcomes
when healthcare professionals empower patients to make informed
treatment and self-care choices by educating them on the consequences
of these choices.
This is opposite to the traditional, "compliance" approach
to behavior change. In this model, the healthcare professional
selects all treatment and self-care choices for the patient, with
minimal concern for the consequences to the patient's everyday
life; the patient is expected to comply, and if not, the healthcare
professional must "try harder".
This presentation unveils the Seven Steps to Empowerment Success
By using this practical guide, diabetes professionals
are able to easily and confidently implement empowerment into their
The resulting positive outcomes will make believers out of
skeptics, and bring renewed hope to patients when they reach their
Audiences rave about this highly entertaining PowerPointT
presentation! Mary Ann uses clever pictures to drive home the main
and fun at the same time!