Exploring Health Coaching & Mindfulness as Levers for Transformation in Healthcare: Stakeholder Perspectives on Sunshine Coast Initiatives
Click here to access article published in Oxford Academic Family Practice Journal on September 14, 2021
Graphic Facilitation of September 21st Proceedings:
We identified six main themes contributing to the successful implementation of these programs.
Please review published article for full description of emergent themes and discussion of its significance
The authors acknowledge other team members for their tireless efforts: Joanne Stanley (study assistant) for recruiting and caring for the study patients, and Yolanda Liman of Drawing It Out for her expert graphic facilitation.
Additional Contributions: Drs Wendy Norman, Alana Hirsh and Jani Laramee provided valuable feedback and longitudinal support through the UBC Clinician Scholar Program. Dr. Jude Kornelson, Co-Director of the Centre for Rural Health Research, provided generous mentorship around research design and ethics application. Dr. Ray Markham, Dr. Eddie Berinstein, Kim Wilkinson and Erlene Woollard joined members of the research team in graciously providing focus group facilitation.
We would like to thank the patients and referring physicians who engaged with this study, without whom this work would not be possible.
Dr. Rahul Gupta: Physician, Sunshine Coast Division of Family Medicine, UBC Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Robert Woollard: UBC Professor and Clinician Researcher, Co-Lead Investigator
Karen Gelb: Qualitative Health Systems Researcher, specialist in Integrated Knowledge Translation
Dr. Maureen Mayhew: Clinician Researcher, Public Health Officer, Associate Professor at the School of Population and Public Health
Marilyn Pederson: Patient Partner, having participated in both health coaching and mindfulness interventions over the last 5 years
Michael Smith Convening and Collaborating (C2) Fund was awarded in February 2018, along with RCCbc Rural Physician Research Support Project (RPRSP) award in 2019.