Health Behavior Change / Edition 2

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This extremely popular book provides health professionals with patient-centred methods you can use to promote behavior change. Drawing on the spirit of motivational interviewing and incorporating best practice as described by current experts in communication skills, the approach is designed to be used during brief healthcare consultations in hospital and community settings.

Why it will help you:

applicable to any behavior such as over-eating, physical inactivity or smoking

grounded in the reality of practice

based upon partnership between professional and patient

flexible yet effective approaches that avoid directive 'preaching'

explores practical strategies to manage resistance or lack of motivation

can be used for health promotion and the management of chronic conditions.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The book is engaging and practical, written by professionals who have theoretical understanding of behavior change and more importantly, the wisdom that comes from years of facilitating positive behavior change in their patients. This book should be required reading for every health care professional." Mary Marden Velasquez Ph.D, University of Houston

something you can pick up and then use the next day? This is it! A fine little book, this is a must read for people working in the health care professions." David B Rosengren, Ph.D, University of Washington

invaluable resource for both the most seasoned primary health care professionals as well as students of clinical health psychology, medical social work, nurse education, and general medicine. Three cheers to Drs. Rollnick, Mason, and Butler!!" Gary Rose, Ph.D, Harvard School of Medicine

outstandingly helpful and practical book for health professionals ." William R Miller, Ph.D, University of New Mexico

absorbing book, written by a clinical psychologist, a nurse and a GP, challenges the ways in which we are taught to advise patients on health promotion matters and shows the doctor how such advice could be delivered more effectively." Dr Jeremy M Sager,

nuts and bolts of how to help patients change their behaviour from the experts an invaluable guide for counsellors who are increasingly asked to work with patients with chronic medical conditions." Dr Graham Curtis Jenkins, Director, Counselling in Primary Care Trust

thoughtful, practical guide that deserves to be read by a whole host of health practitioners. I am recommending it to my colleagues and students interested in health behaviour change as required reading." Carlo C Diclemente, Tobacco Control, vol 9

most exciting contribution is that it gives readers specific guidelines on how to apply theories to everyday practice. It is hard to imagine a reader who would come away from this book without concrete ideas on how to improve encounters with clients." Betsy D Foy and Scott T Walters, Health Promotion Practice, vol 2

For anyone who works with clients requiring some form of change to their lifestyle I can highly recommend this book. Its layout is very inviting to read and the content keeps you eager to read on and soak up the information, I found it hard to put down once opened! Amazon review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702031533
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/21/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 648,146
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

1 Introduction 1

2 Principles 11

3 Getting started: rapport and agendas 41

4 Assessing importance, confidence and readiness 55

5 Exploring importance and building confidence 71

6 Exchanging information 99

7 Reducing resistance 111

8 Ending the consultation 127

9 Common clinical encounters 135

10 Learning to practice this approach 171

11 Calls from the consulting room 181

12 Example of a consultation 193

Appendices: patient worksheets 207

Index 215

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