Throw in judicious use of some “medical” interventions like pharmaceuticals or treatments and surgeries and you probably could come up with a great plan that suits your life.
I know greater minds than mine have already thought of the health coach, but when I started looking at how a nurse might expand her services into this discipline, I did not find much. A few certification programs, some of them dubious, and no real place for the coach to “practice” in the present sickness-care model.
It’s like even though the wellness coach is a great idea and some people are doing it — and probably saves gobs of money and thousands of lives — our allopathic medicinal mindset can’t quite swing it: “What? People having ‘wellness’ plans versus ‘treatment’ plans? Don’t know about that.”
Without opening a can of worms, it’s worth noting the healthcare — er, sickness-care — industry does not benefit from well people but from sick people.
So would you like one? A health coach? Because I think with a little more education, training and strategy of my own, I would like to be one one day.
Goshen News columnist Stephanie Price is a wife, mother, teacher, childbirth educator, midwife’s assistant and nursing student from Elkhart. Contact her at email@example.com, 269-641-7249 or on Facebook at the page “Whole Family Column by Steph Price.”
Sources http://www.livescience.com/21213-leading-causes-of-death-in-the-u-s-since-1900-infographic.html http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm