HEALTH COACHING: a fresh, new approach to improve quality outcomes and compliance for patients with chronic conditions

Home Healthc Nurse. 2009 Sep;27(8):490-6; quiz 496-8. doi: 10.1097/01.NHH.0000360924.64474.04.


Health coaching, its origin from motivational interviewing, enhances patient self-management of chronic conditions by improving patient compliance and outcomes, and reducing costs. How health coaching has achieved this success and why traditional patient teaching has fallen short is explored. Dr. William Miller, an originator of the motivational interviewing concept, also shares his insights and thoughts in a brief question and answer session with the author.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease / prevention & control
  • Chronic Disease / psychology
  • Communication
  • Community Health Nursing / methods
  • Counseling / methods*
  • Counseling / organization & administration
  • Health Promotion
  • Home Care Services / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Motivation*
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Patient Compliance / psychology*
  • Patient Education as Topic / methods*
  • Patient Participation* / methods
  • Patient Participation* / psychology
  • Patient-Centered Care / methods
  • Total Quality Management / methods