Nurse coaching improves healthy conditions: an integrative review of the literature

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Published: 24 September 2021
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Coaching has become a popular strategy in a complex environment. Nurses who incorporate coaching into their professional practice broaden their skills and opportunities in the entire spectrum of health, wellness, and healing. The aim was to illustrate and compare coaching models and to address their relevance in health promotion. A literature review from 2010 to 2019, retrieved from MEDLINE, reference tracking, and consultation of academic networks, has led to peer-reviewed articles on coaching models for health promotion. A total of 70 articles were found, 45 of which were excluded because too generic and not specific to the clinical nursing field. Finally, only 15 articles that well respected the inclusion criteria have been selected. The implementation of coaching can be seen in several health care fields, especially in nursing, to enhance health by empowering individuals.

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Vitale, E., & Germini, F. (2021). Nurse coaching improves healthy conditions: an integrative review of the literature. Italian Journal of Medicine, 15(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/itjm.2021.1297