Introduction to Health Coaching

David Riley, MDcorresponding author and Michele Mittelman, RN, MPH

David Riley

David Riley, MD, is editor in chief, United States

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Michele Mittelman

Michele Mittelman, RN, MPH, is one of the editors of Global Advances in Health and Medicine, United States

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Abstract

This issue and the July 2013 issue of Global Advances in Health and Medicine on health coaching present a series of original research, reviews, case reports, healthcare policy discussions, editorials, and interviews with some of the leaders in the field. Health coaching has emerged as an important example of global convergence in healthcare and a systems-oriented approach integrated with a team-based approach to healthcare, as evidenced by these articles.

Key Words: Health coaching, patient-centered care, wellness, prevention

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David Riley, David Riley, MD, is editor in chief, United States.

Michele Mittelman, Michele Mittelman, RN, MPH, is one of the editors of Global Advances in Health and Medicine, United States.

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