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Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior

Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior

Paperback Applications of Motivational Interviewing (Paperback)

By (author) Stephen Rollnick, By (author) William R. Miller, By (author) Christopher C. Butler

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  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 210 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 15mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 10 January 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1593856121
  • ISBN 13: 9781593856120
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 23,015

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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.

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Stephen Rollnick, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Health Care Communication in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Cardiff University, UK. He practiced in a primary care setting for 16 years and then became a teacher and researcher on the subject of communication. Dr. Rollnick has written books on motivational interviewing and health behavior change, has published widely in scientific journals, and has taught practitioners and trainers in many countries throughout the world. William R. Miller, PhD, is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico, where he joined the faculty in 1976. He served as Director of Clinical Training for UNM's American Psychological Association-approved doctoral program in clinical psychology and as Codirector of UNM's Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions. Dr. Miller's publications include 35 books and more than 400 articles and chapters. He introduced the concept of motivational interviewing in a 1983 article. The Institute for Scientific Information names him as one of the world's most cited scientists.Christopher C. Butler, MD, is Professor of Primary Care Medicine and head of the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Cardiff University, UK. He trained in medicine at the University of Cape Town and in clinical epidemiology at the University of Toronto. For his doctoral work, under the direction of Stephen Rollnick, he developed and evaluated behavior change counseling and conducted qualitative research into patients' perceptions of advice against smoking from clinicians. Dr. Butler has published more than 70 papers, mainly on health behavior change and common infections. He has a general medical practice in a former coal-mining town in south Wales.

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"I highly recommend this book for any practitioner dealing in health behavior change. In a conversational style with numerous helpful examples, the authors translate complex psychological concepts into easy-to-understand terms that will support and guide health care practitioners in improving their consultations with patients. The book is also a 'must' for the shelves of undergraduates and graduate students alike who are interested in motivational interviewing within the world of health care practice." - Judith Carpenter, registered dietitian, Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust, UK "Many of today's leading causes of death are significantly related to modifiable health behaviors. This book provides a critical approach for helping patients change their behavior. Motivational interviewing (MI) provides a new alternative to the outdated direct persuasion approach, bringing a breath of fresh air to the conversation between health care providers and those with chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity. Practical examples and exercises make this book a powerful tool for use in educating medical students, nurses, and other health care professionals about encouraging patients to make healthy choices." - Robert Gabbay, Executive Director, Penn State Diabetes and Obesity Institute, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USA

Table of contents

Part I: Behavior Change and Motivational Interviewing. Motivational Interviewing: Principles and Evidence. How Motivational Interviewing Fits into Health Care Practice. Part II: Core Skills of Motivational Interviewing. Practicing Motivational Interviewing. Asking. Listening. Informing. Part III: Putting it all Together. Integrating the Skills. Case Examples of a Guiding Style. Getting Better at Guiding. Beyond the Consultation. Epilogue: A Map to Guide You. Appendix A: Learning More About Motivational Interviewing. Appendix B: A Topical Bibliography of Research on Motivational Interviewing.