The development of standardized tools and techniques are enhancing the ability of providers to interact with patients, but true patient engagement requires a common understanding of its theoretical foundation and an open mind for including patients’ needs and beliefs — in their language — as part of each encounter.
Patients hold responsibility for their actions, but providers’ approaches to address obesity often fall short as well.
Michael J. Barry, Susan Edgman-Levitan & Karen Sepucha
Despite growing acceptance and enthusiasm for patient involvement in their health care decisions, clinicians, at times, lose focus on the ultimate goal of shared decision-making: better health decisions from the informed patient’s perspective.
Examples of making exercise and eating healthier not necessarily effortless, but fun.
When should clinicians and health systems promote hard work to achieve health versus looking for ways that could make healthy behaviors easier?
Four principles and practices to keep in mind when trying to help patients lose weight, become more active, or become healthier in general.
Seven ways to lower barriers to behavior change and make it easier to achieve better health.
NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members seek ways to create relationships with patients — but the hurdles are high.
An NEJM Catalyst Insights Council survey finds that human interaction and social support are vital for patient behavior change and employee wellness programs.
The CEO of Virginia Mason on facilitating and enhancing patient participation in care.