The book is a practical and highly accessible supporting tool for GPs, nurses and health professionals interest in professionals development and improving services for patients. The innovative approach employed by Narrative Based Health Care is not limited to the understanding of diabetes and will therefore be of interest to all health professionals interested in addressing the clinical and service needs for any complex health problem.
The book covers a wide range of experiences, including:
Learning about diabetes
The person with newly diagnosed diabetes
Diabetes in the family
Check–ups and visits to the doctor
Supporting positive lifestyle choices
Loneliness and lack of support
Communicating across cultures
Educating and supporting other health professionals
Diabetes and women′s health
About this workbook.
About the Diabetes Sharing Stories Project.
About learning in groups.
Group work objectives.
Unit 1 Learning about diabetes care – where should we start?.
Unit 2 The diagnosis of diabetes.
Unit 3 Diabetes in the family.
Unit 4 Check–ups and visits to the doctor.
Unit 5 Medication.
Unit 6 Supporting positive lifestyle choices.
Unit 7 Loneliness and lack of support.
Unit 8 Communicating across cultures.
Unit 9 Educating and supporting other health professionals.
Unit 10 Diabetes and women′s health.
Appendix: Template for writing up a story.