BEHAVIOUR CHANGE: EVIDENCE AND PRINCIPLES AS APPLIED TO EXERCISE REHABILITATION (Behaviour Change Conference)

Venue: NHLI Education Centre

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jul 07, 2014 / 9:00 am - (GMT) End Date/Time: Jul 07, 2014 / 5:15 pm - (GMT)
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Description

What stops people engaging with and sustaining healthy behaviours? As a clinician working with patients with complex and chronic illness you are likely to have asked this question frequently, if not daily. Behaviour change refers to any modification of human behaviour and for health professionals this tends to focus on helping patients adopt and maintain healthy behaviours including self-management, exercise adherence and weight loss.  

 

In modern day therapeutic practice the application and practice of behaviour change skills are essential to ensure effective delivery of care and facilitate long lasting behaviour change. All clinicians engaging with patients will benefit from an insight into behaviour change. In particular those who work in the rehabilitation and exercise fields or with people who have chronic and complex illness will need to employ these skills on a daily basis.

 

This innovative conference draws on behaviour change expertise from a range of disciplines such as neurological and stroke management; musculoskeletal therapies, dietetics and respiratory rehabilitation approaches. By utilising knowledge acquired from these different fields delegates will learn the skills needed to apply the principles and practice of behaviour change in their own field. Delegates will gain understanding of specific components of behaviour change such as goal setting, self-regulation and motivation theory as applied to rehabilitation, exercise and weight loss practices.

 

The conference will also consider the role of organisational and professional culture in the challenges of self-management for people with complex conditions.

This conference will provide opportunities for interaction and group learning through facilitated workshops, question and answer sessions and panel discussions. Health professionals will learn the skills needed to deliver quality rehabilitation and exercise therapies that have long lasting effects and provide value for money in an ever resource limited NHS.

 

With experts in the field, Dr Fiona Jones and Dr Sarah Dean, the conferences aims to provide a broad but practical approach to the components and principles of behaviour change; and is appropriate for all therapists and clinicians working with people with chronic illness.

 

 

 WE WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING TOPICS

·       Principles and Practice of Behaviour Change – An Overview

·       Goal Setting and Self-Regulation

·       Facilitating positive exercise behaviours

·       Enabling Self Efficacy in Rehabilitation

·       Implementing behaviour change strategies

·       Facilitators and barriers of behaviour change

Venue

Natonal Heart and Lung Instiute Imperial College
London
United Kingdom
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Conference Speakers

Dr Rachel Garrod

Dr Fiona Jones

Dr Sarah Dean

Dr Elaine Bevan-Smith

Dr Heather McKee

 

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