Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior / Edition 1by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, Christopher C. Butler
Pub. Date: 11/30/2007
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Much of health care today involves helping patients manage conditions whose outcomes can be greatly influenced by lifestyle or behavior change. Written specifically for health care professionals, this concise book presents powerful tools to enhance communication with patients and guide them in making choices to improve their health, from weight loss, exercise, and… See more details below
Much of health care today involves helping patients manage conditions whose outcomes can be greatly influenced by lifestyle or behavior change. Written specifically for health care professionals, this concise book presents powerful tools to enhance communication with patients and guide them in making choices to improve their health, from weight loss, exercise, and smoking cessation, to medication adherence and safer sex practices. Engaging dialogues and vignettes bring to life the core skills of motivational interviewing (MI) and show how to incorporate this brief evidence-based approach into any health care setting. Appendices include MI training resources and publications on specific medical conditions.
This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series.
Table of Contents
I. Behavior Change and Motivational Interviewing
1. Motivational Interviewing: Principles and Evidence
2. How Motivational Interviewing Fits into Health Care Practice
II. Core Skills of Motivational Interviewing
3. Practicing Motivational Interviewing
III. Putting It All Together
7. Integrating the Skills
8. Case Examples of a Guiding Style
9. Getting Better at Guiding
10. Beyond the Consultation
Epilogue: Some Maps to Guide You
Appendix A. Learning More about Motivational Interviewing
Appendix B. A Topical Bibliography of Research on Motivational Interviewing
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I recommended this book for our clinic book club by the time I was half way through. I explained to a fellow physician that the book explained practices already in place, but enhances and reinforces it. The ideas are succinctly and concretely put into the health care encounter. It is a reminder that there is an art form to listening. I think it will be useful from the level of our receptionist to our nurses to our managers and, of course, to us as physicians.
This a 'must read' for every healthcare provider. Readers will recognize the value of keeping this book readily accessible to use as a reference. Motivational interviewing relates to using carefully worded dialogue during patient interaction which will, ultimately, help patients accept THEIR roles in their healthcare and well-being. This is an excellent resource for anyone desiring to improve their communication skills, regardless of one's level of (or field of) expertise.