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Formal and Less Formal Health Counseling Strategies

What are the strength and weakness of both formal and less formal health counseling and what are the pros and cons for use of both strategies?

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Formal health counseling has more power and validity because there are requirements for certification or licensure to practice medicine, be a health educator or nurse and therefore the service is more credible and with solid research foundation. Unfortunately, there are often restrictions on a person for seeing the most qualified. Issues like ...

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Formal health counseling has more power and validity because there are requirements for certification or licensure to practice medicine, be a health educator or nurse and therefore the service is more credible and with solid research foundation. Unfortunately, there are often restrictions on a person for seeing the most qualified. Issues like fee schedule, time assessablity, location and transportation may limit a patient from seeking the most qualified advisement.

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