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blood pressure, health coaching, health literacy, hypertension, patient education



  1. Higgins, Karen DNP, FNP-BC
  2. Scott, Micah A. PhD, FNP-BC


Abstract: Nurses have unique opportunities to influence patient outcomes and reduce healthcare expenditures. Health coaching is one patient-centered strategy nurses can use to improve the limited health literacy often associated with hypertension. This article describes the use of health coaching to help patients understand their medications and give them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to self-manage their hypertension.