You want to me to do WHAT? Motivational interviewing in healthcare
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an effective evidence-based approach to overcoming the ambivalence that prevents many people from making desired behavioral changes. Motivating patients to adopt a healthy treatment plan during physical therapy visits is a major challenge facing health care providers. Traditional approaches to patient care often rely on advice giving and direct persuasion. This can easily lead to confrontation and may result in resistance; particularly in patients who are ambivalent about changing their behavior Skillful application by a clinician provides the platform for patients to talk about change instead of exhibiting resistance.
Shaw, Keiba, "You want to me to do WHAT? Motivational interviewing in healthcare" (2014). Department of Physical Therapy Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Posters, Speeches, Lectures, etc.. 316.