Health Professions that Benefit from HealthChange® Methodology
Many different types of health professionals, case managers and managers of health programs have benefited from training, consulting and capacity building services provided by HealthChange Australia. Here are some of the professions that have attended our training over the years.
- Aboriginal Health Workers
- Allied Health Assistants
- Care Coordinators
- Case Managers
- Clinician Health Coaches
- Dentists and Dental Hygienists
- Diabetes Educators
- Dietitians and Nutritionists
- Exercise Physiologists
- General Practice Doctors
- Mental Health Workers
- Nurses in Acute Care, Primary Care and Community Care
- Occupational Therapists
- Public Health Managers
- Health Promotion Specialists
- Rehabilitation Counsellors
- Self-management key workers
- Social Workers
- Speech Pathologists
Feedback from Core Training Participants
Diabetes Educator: "As a diabetes educator of some years duration I have learnt that there is no point in telling people to do anything without assessing if they want to do so and often having to assist people along the journey of change. These skills shared with us are wonderful tools for health care professionals, helping us to assess readiness to change, helping with goal setting with the client. Everything was great as can put into practice immediately all the new skills and also confirmed that I already had and was using quite a few already. Great mix of new stuff and confidence boost that I was on the right track."
Dietitian: "All Dietitians who work with patients need to be trained in this method. It is only after working for a few years with our traditional counselling model do we realise how ineffective it is."
Dietitian: "This workshop opened my eyes to other ways of dealing with patients who I may have labelled (unconsciously or consciously) as difficult/unmotivated etc. In reality they probably aren't - I just never realised the cues they were giving me and the questions I could have asked (or not asked) to help them achieve their goals (or even as basic as prioritising their goals or readiness to make them!) The art of allowing silence in a consult is one that all dietitians need to learn. Thanks."
Registered Nurse: "This workshop will change the way nurses practice. HealthChange® will make a difference to outcomes in chronic health with behaviour change. Would be great for all nurses to be trained in this model at university."
Physiotherapist: "I am always frustrated by patients not adhering to exercise programs. This gives me a lot of insight into patient's reasons for not complying and reasons for resistance. This course also then provides tools to assist practitioners to identify and motivate clients to achieve desired outcomes."
Physio, Ergonomist Master Trainer CDSMP: "The HealthChange® Methodology skills will equip individuals for assisting clients in chronic disease self-management. It will enhance trainer ability in Group programs such as Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, Stanford University, USA."
Podiatrist: "I find that most clients expect me to provide treatment and advice. This course has given me ideas to open up the dialogue with clients and explore better strategies by empowering them to make their own choices. I'm really looking forward to applying these new ideas. Thanks."
Practice Nurse: "Yes. It would be helpful (to others in my profession). I thoroughly enjoyed the course and with some practice I will try to implement in the surgery. Perhaps the GP's having some knowledge of HC would be beneficial in supporting us to implement it. There will be some challenges and it will take time and practice. Thank you."
Program Manager: "My role is to implement a chronic disease management program in community health with a strong focus on self-management interventions. HealthChange® will be an invaluable component in this program, and I hope to have all program staff trained so we can embed it in our model."