This course focuses on strengthening communication, counseling and education skills, which are fundamental for professional practice.
Effective communication skills are important whether the nutrition professional is working in clinical, community, management, research or food service settings. As the scope of practice for nutrition professionals continues to expand encompassing a wider and more diverse audience, effective counseling and education skills are essential. The course is divided into three sections: Communication Skills, Counseling for Health Behavior Change, and Education Skills.
The Nutrition Care Process (NCP) is the basis for the Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance and the NCP terminology connects practice intervention with outcomes. Effective nutrition interventions should be based on evidence-based theories, models and strategies, clinical nutrition principles, and the knowledge for a variety of behavioral science and educational approaches. The nutrition professional should customize the choice of theory or model to each client’s particular situation.
The models and theories such as the Health Belief Model, behavioral theory, social-cognitive theory and motivational interviewing, or the trans theoretical model of behavior are all detailed. The case studies in each chapter along with case analysis questions strengthen the concepts presented.
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