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Health Diplomacy


Health Diplomacy – Format: Webinars and Guided Self-Study

Course Description: The Health Diplomacy course is for health practitioners, counselors, advocates, and coaches, whose service to humanity challenges them on a regular basis to solve tough health problems with people, families, and communities. This course provides the forum for expansion of the gentle and powerful art of communication to the realm of diplomacy where competent cultural awareness becomes action. Health Diplomacy is also for those experienced in the diplomatic art who want to bring their talents to the international health arena. This course will develop your skill as a mindful negotiator, inter-cultural bridge walker, change agent, health coach, and community healer who integrates technology and tradition when role-modeling health solutions and creating a healing environment of peace and culture. For those seeking additional and advanced study of Health Diplomacy see program information on becoming an Herbal Diplomat®.




    Attendees will:

    1. define health diplomacy and its role in health reform.
    2. describe the application of health and cultural diplomacy in the care and comfort of clients, families, and communities.
    3. apply Modeling and Role Modeling in case studies.
    4. role play the application of 3 basic solution-focused counseling techniques in the coaching of clients.
    5. apply self-care principles with herbs and other simple remedies.
    6. analyze the social science concept – mindfulness - in health diplomacy.
    7. discuss the skills used in community building with indigenous peoples.
    8. integrate concepts in health diplomacy with change theory
    9. explain the role that health diplomacy, herbal and other gentle remedies play in promoting peace and power


    EVALUATION:  500 Point Scale

    388 – 500  P   Pass
    0 – 387  F    Failure


    1. Participation in 4 Webinar Discussions  = 120 points (30 each)
      • Asks thought-provoking questions.  Dialogs collegially with group. Discussion Board (Asynchronous as desired)
    2. Preparation for Webinar – 4 Prep Forms = 200 points (50 each)  See Prep Form for Details
    3. Final Exam: Essay and Case Study/Recorded Public Talk = 180 points
    4. Completion of Course Evaluation and Study Log


    Registration Fee: $595. 

    This 2-Month Course Includes:
    • 30 Contact Hours and Certificate of Attendance
    • Book: The Hidden Health Care System
    • Participation in 4 Webinars
    • Guided Self-Study Course Materials


    • Erickson, H. Tomlin, E. & Swain, M. A. (1983). Modeling and Role-Modeling: A Theory and Paradigm for Nursing. Prentiss-Hall: New Jersey. Order paper back from Amazon  0976338505 978-0976338505 
    • Fries, J. & Vickery, D. (most recent edition - 2009) Take Care of Yourself. Philadelphia: DaCapo Lifelong. ISBN - 9780738213484
    • Langer, E. (1989). Mindfulness. Reading, MA: Perseus Books.
    • The Nurse-Herbalist: Integrative Insights for Holistic Practice by Libster (ISBN - 9780975501849)


    • Bridges, W. (1980). Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes. New York: Perseus Books Group.
    • Chinn, P. (2008 or newest ed.) Peace and Power. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
    • Kahane, A. (2004). Solving Tough Problems. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
    • Libster, M. (2000). Demonstrating Care. Albany, NY: Delmar Thomson Learning.
    • Libster, M. (2004). Herbal Diplomats. North Carolina: Golden Apple Publications.
    • Walter, J. and Peller, J. (1992). Becoming Solution-Focused in Brief Therapy. New York: Brunner/Mazel Publishers. 
    • Watzlawick, P., Weakland, J. & Fisch, R. (1974). Change: Principles of Problem
    • Formation and Problem Resolution. New York: W.W. Norton.


    Feb1- March 31 2015    Webinar Saturdays  2/7, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28 1-5pm ct


       Continuing Education Credit