Patient Engagement
for Medical Professionals

The National Institute of Whole Health
Behavioral Engagement with Pure Presence™ Training



In an attempt to stem the tide of chronic disease, patient engagement and health behavior change are now important issues for medical providers. Current healthcare reform mandates focus on patient health educationdisease prevention and patient advocacy as part of the Value Based Care P4P and Meaningful Use guidelines, that medical professionals are tasked with providing for their patients.

Since 1977, the National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH) has been developing and researching, at national and Boston area hospitals and medical centers, a model of communication skills and patient education for clinicians that leads to enhanced patient engagement, patient empowerment and decision making and sustainable health behavior change.

The Whole Health Education model, which includes Behavioral Engagement with Pure Presence, is a nationally recognized Best Practice, named by a Harvard Affiliate hospital as a Best Practice in Relationship-Centered Care and nominated the model for a prestigious Fetzer Institute Award.

In addition to its previous 46 years of research, the model has been the subject of two (2) studies; one out of Central Michigan University and (2) has been IRB approved for a registered Clinical Trial Study at Michigan State University, Institute of Health Policy and Innovation, under the direction of Saleh Aldasouqi, MD. NIWH has signed a collaborative research agreement with Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. See the MSU published study.

NIWH now offers a 20-contact hour, on-line workshop in Behavioral Engagement that is both cost and time effective for busy physicians and medical providers. The workshop offers four (4) audio webinar presentations, with PDF files of handouts and research abstracts and Power Point Slides that accompany each audio.

The individual audio webinar presentations are approximately 32 minutes long. In addition, there are three (3) streamed video or audio formatted courses offering a total of 3.5 hours of content. The video courses, presented and filmed in Boston at the Tufts School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, are:

The Zen of Imperfection
The Art of Listening
Behavior and Integrity

For information on bringing this outstanding patient engagement training to your organization, please contact Dr.Georgianna Donadio at or 888-354-HEAL (4325).