Improving Patient Compliance: Tips & Tricks to Help People Help Themselves
As clinical herbalists, when we work with individuals to support their wellbeing, it’s important to be aware of possible roadblocks for patients/clients being able to implement our recommendations.
We need strategies to make it easier for them to adopt lifestyle or dietary changes, take their herbal remedies, etc.—with awareness that we are not actually seeking patient “compliance” for people to be unquestioningly following our recommendations, but instead utilizing a collaborative approach with patient adherence or concordance.
In this session, we will look at a variety of factors that could be adversely affecting a person’s ability to make changes that would help them feel better, including physical limitations, financial barriers, busy lifestyle, feelings that may be getting in their way such as lack of motivation or overwhelm, and more.
We’ll discuss possible solutions and practical strategies you can use when working with clients/patients, including tips gleaned from herbalists Paul Bergner & Mary Bove as well as bestselling authors about how to break bad habits and build good ones.