In a 5-7 page paper (using APA format) discuss the importance of relationship-centered healthcare. How does it differ from the traditional biomedical model of medicine? What are the key expectations of relationship-centered care? What are the challenges to implementation? Relate this to your identified health issue.
This week you will need to read:
Health Behavior Theory, Research, and Practice
Chapters 12 and 13.
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Chapter 12 addresses stress, coping, adaptation and health behavior while Chapter 13 covers interpersonal communication in health and illness. Cohen, Kessler, and Gordon (as cited in Glanz et al., 2015), define stress as “the perception that a situation exceeds the psychological, social, or material resources for coping (p.223). It is crucial the health educator recognize stress and identify coping strategies for the population with which they work .In addition, interpersonal relationships are the key to health behavior changes.