Using health coaching to improve patients' BP management

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


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.

MeSH terms

  • Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Health Literacy
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / economics
  • Hypertension / prevention & control*
  • Mentoring*
  • Nurse-Patient Relations*
  • Self-Management / psychology*


  • Antihypertensive Agents