Dr. Anne-Marie Selzler, University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, AB
The purpose of this presentation is to increase understanding of the self-efficacy concept and provide guidance on how to enhance self-efficacy to improve patient behaviour and outcomes within telehealth platforms. This session will begin with a conceptual discussion of self-efficacy and its importance to patient behaviour and clinical outcomes. This will be followed by a description of approaches to enhance self-efficacy and suggestions of how to apply those approaches to interactions with patients in a telehealth platform. While the focus of this presentation will be on enhancing self-efficacy in telehealth platforms, most of the content will apply to face-to-face interactions with patients. The content of this presentation will draw on theory, previous research and clinical observation.
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:
- Describe self-efficacy and its importance to patient behaviour and clinical outcomes;
- Describe the four approaches to enhancing self-efficacy; and
- Implement various approaches for enhancing patient self-efficacy within a telehealth platform.
CanMEDs Competencies addressed:
Collaborator, Communicator, Health Advocate, Leader, Medical Expert, Professional, Scholar