Featured Graduate: Laura Dvorak

Laura Dvorak, RN, BSN has been a nurse with UCHealth for 10 years. She is very passionate about helping individuals learn the tools and skills they need to keep themselves healthy. Laura has training in chronic disease self-management and wellness coaching. Laura graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies and from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. In her free time she loves hanging out with her family. She and her husband…

FEATURED GRADUATE: Colleen Delaney

Dr. Colleen Delaney is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut where she is the coordinator of the RN-MS program and founding director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Holistic Nursing. Her clinical specialty area is community/public health nursing. She is currently the Treasurer of the American Holistic Nurses Association and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Holistic Nursing. Dr. Delaney conducts clinical and health outcomes research with the major goal of improving the health status and healthcare…

Rest and Relaxation

Last month we talked about our Holistic Assessment as a tool to consider when taking action, and we thought while we were at it, lets look at the Holistic Assessment in terms of rest and relaxation; it is summer after all! Americans typically are really good on the activity section of the Holistic Assessment, however rest and relaxation is an area Americans need a little help with. The rest and relaxation section in the Holistic Assessment can be quite useful for coaches too, not just…

Coaching In Healthcare

Pondering Coaching in HealthcareThis past year, as I was completing my practice coaching sessions to accompany the Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy 60-hour course, I had the opportunity to provide volunteer coaching in an acute care hospital. Throughout my experience, I often pondered, “How might coaching fit into a healthcare setting?” A literature review was quite revealing in providing answers to my question! A systematic review of 284 full text articles in the medical literature on health and wellness coaching (Wolever et al., 2013)…