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Why You Need a Psychologist in the New Age of Medicine
Chronic diseases plague our country and our world. They lead to the high global cost of healthcare and they lead among the top causes of death. Chronic diseases can be treated in many cases and the treatments that are most effective involve lifestyle change. But change is notoriously difficult to sustain. The field of Health Psychology has, for decades, focused on how to engage people in health behavior change and using psychological approaches can lead to better treatment adherence, resulting in better long-term outcomes in people with chronic conditions.
The purpose of this program is to review the complex construct of health behavior change and to learn how to apply some simple psychological techniques to improve adherence to treatment. We will discuss the problem of non-adherence as a behavior. We will review 5 pillars of behavior change that predict adherence to treatment. Sleep apnea will be used as an example of a chronic condition where adherence is often below expectations. We will demonstrate how suing these psychological approaches can lead to dramatic improvements in adherence to treatment.
The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of Health Psychology; specifically: Psychologists; Sleep Specialists; Pulmonologists; Critical Care Specialists; Internal Medicine and Primary Care Physicians; Cardiologists; Physician Assistants; Advanced Practice Nurses; and Nurse Practitioners involved in the treatment of patients with chronic conditions.
After completion of this activity participants will be able to:
Mark S. Aloia, PhD
Educational Activity Agenda
Front Matter & Registration (5 minutes)
Release and Expiration Dates
Release Date: December 23, 2022
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Mark S. Aloia, PhD
Planners and Managers
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Gail A. Varcelotti, RRT FAARC
Credit Designation - AARC CRCE
This Non-traditional program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care; 9425 N. MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 100, Irving TX 75063. Course #189077000
How to Obtain AARC CRCE Credit
Attendees are expected to review all academic materials before attempting to apply for credit. Successful completion of this activity will lead to the issuance of a certificate for 1.0 contact hour of CRCE approved continuing education.
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There is no fee for this educational activity.
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This online Resource Center is supported by an Educational Grant from Philips Respironics, Inc.
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