Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior

Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior

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by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, Christopher C. Butler
     
 

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593856137
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
11/30/2007
Series:
Applications of Motivational Interviewing Series
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
1,364,726
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Behavior Change and Motivational Interviewing
Motivational Interviewing: Principles and Evidence     3
How Motivational Interviewing Fits into Health Care Practice     11
Core Skills of Motivational Interviewing
Practicing Motivational Interviewing     33
Asking     44
Listening     65
Informing     86
Putting It All Together
Integrating the Skills     111
Case Examples of a Guiding Style     121
Getting Better at Guiding     140
Beyond the Consultation     157
Epilogue: Some Maps to Guide You     173
Learning More about Motivational Interviewing     177
A Topical Bibliography of Research on Motivational Interviewing     183
Index     205

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