This book is intended to be an easy-to-use resource to help health care professionals improve their approach when teaching people to manage chronic disease. It is evident in the industry that many believe they merely have to tell a patient what to do and it will be done. This book will give nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and other health care professionals an insight into the expanded role of teaching and helping people make behaviour changes in the face of chronic illness.
About the Author
Anne Belton has been a nurse for over 50 years. About 30 years ago, she started teaching people with chronic illnesses how to manage their diseases. She soon realized that simply telling people what to do did not necessarily result in behaviour change or better outcomes. Eventually, Anne directed her expertise and love for teaching to her current role of teaching other health professionals. Anne continues to teach and consult both nationally and internationally, always with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of people living with chronic disease.