A new book, Coaching in Professional Contexts, edited by Christian van Niewerburgh, features a chapter on coaching patients authored by Rachel Hawley who is Project Manager for the HEI Challenge for Patient Supported Quality Improvement at the Community and Health Research Unit (CHRU), School of Health and Social Care.
The chapter, ‘Coaching Patients’, aims to encourage readers to reflect on their own experiences of health and health care and engage in a critical dialogue with the dominant discourses of coaching theory and practice. The idea of “making every conversation count” is a philosophy that underpins this chapter. In her coaching teaching and practice Rachel is committed to the view that through open and creative dialogue, coaching patients can open new opportunities for achieving improved health and wellbeing. In turn, this supports wider engagement in health care practice and learning.
For further information see: van Niewerburgh, C. (ed), Coaching in Professional Contexts. London: Sage (2015).