Health Behavior Change
- Pip Mason, RGN, BSc(Econ), MSocSc, Nurse and Training Consultant, Aquarius, Birmingham, UK
- Christopher Butler, BA, MBChB, DCH, FRCGP, MD, CCH, HonFFPHM, Professor of Primary Care Medicine, Cardiff University; Head of Dept. of Primary Care and Public Health and Vice Dean (Research), Cardiff University Clinical Epidemiology Interdisciplinary Research Group, Cardiff University Clinical Epidemiology Interdisciplinary Research Group
The text clearly outlines the fundamental principles behind the method while applying it to practice. Problems of resistance and lack of motivation are explored and practical strategies to manage them are suggested. The patient is at the centre throughout. Short case examples and dilemmas from clinical settings ground the method in the reality of practice.
AudienceA genuinely diverse range of health practitioners: primary care physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, community nurses, health visitors, dieticians, dental hygienists, cardiac nurses, general and psychiatric nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, counsellors, health promoters, nutritionists, pharmacists, midwives, etc.
- Published: April 2010
- Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
- ISBN: 978-0-7020-4321-5
Table of Contents
1. Introduction, 2. Principles, 3. Getting started; rapport and agendas, 4. Assessing importance, confidence and readiness, 5. Exploring importance and building confidence, 6. Exchanging information, 7. Reducing resistance, 8. Ending the consultation, 9. Common clinical encounters, 10. Learning to practise this approach, 11. Calls from the consulting room, 12. Example of a consultation, Appendices: Patient Hand-outs