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FLINDERS HUMAN BEHAVIOUR & HEALTH RESEARCH UNIT ‘Walk a Mile in my Shoes': Reflective Peer-to-Peer Dialogues within the eLearning Space A/Prof Sharon Lawn.

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1 FLINDERS HUMAN BEHAVIOUR & HEALTH RESEARCH UNIT ‘Walk a Mile in my Shoes': Reflective Peer-to-Peer Dialogues within the eLearning Space A/Prof Sharon Lawn Course Coordinator Postgraduate Chronic Condition Management Program

2 If I could be you, if you could be me For just one hour, if we could find a way To get inside each other's mind If you could see you through my eyes Instead your own ego I believe you'd be I believe you'd be surprised to see That you've been blind…. Walk a mile in my shoes just walk a mile in my shoes (Elvis Presley - words & music by Joe South)

3 MHSC 8114 The Person’s Experience of Self-Management  A topic about health service users' experience of chronic conditions  The Task:  Pairing of Postgraduate multi-disciplinary health science students  Set a lifestyle problem and behaviour change goal for themselves  Dialogue to support each other weekly, using electronic means, over a 6 week period.

4 Assessment 1)A short reflective piece at the end of the first week 2)A reflective respond to their peer (or to other students in general) 1)A final reflection at the conclusion of the 6 weeks on what they have learned and its potential impact on their health professional practice.

5 Drivers:  For students to experience behaviour change first hand  To “walk a mile” (or a few metres at least) in their clients' shoes  To reflect on concepts of behaviour change and motivation  To reflect on how the experience can inform their efforts to motivate clients to change their health behaviour Outcomes are that students:  Realise how difficult behaviour change can be  Become more person-centred in their approach with clients  Become more self-aware

6 ‘Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans’ Problem: ‘I am over committed with work, study and family, which leaves me sleep deprived and with no time to exercise, and this makes me feel overwhelmed, anxious and exhausted.’ Goal: ‘I will go to bed at pm each night and get up at 6.30 am (8 hours) and I will use the treadmill for 3 x 30 minute sessions per week’. Then… “Life Happened”


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