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111280 - Motivational Interviewing in General Practice - Effective Strategies for Change

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Why don’t people behave sensibly? Why do they seem to ignore their clinician’s advice? And what can you do about it? 

Motivational Interviewing is a particular style of communication which is designed to elicit a person’s own motivation for change. Extensive research in general practice has shown that it facilitates lifestyle change and treatment adherence. 

This workshop has been designed by Dr Monica Moore, a GP with extensive experience in both general practice and counselling. It has a focus on common issues and time-saving tips, using case demonstrations to increase skill acquisition and development of confidence in the use of MI in a busy practice. You will learn how to engage patients in discussions about their health, collaborate on goals, and deal with discord and patients who are stuck.

Relevance to General Practice

GPs face a unique set of challenges relating to helping patients manage their own health. Training in the ‘expert’ model, time pressures, the involvement of multiple clinicians and services, and patient expectations of what constitutes medical treatment all contribute to the difficulties GPs experience in their work. 

Many patients benefit from education, advice and medication, yet a significant number of people fail to adhere to treatment plans. This not only leads to negative health outcomes for patients, but can also generate frustration, a sense of hopelessness and resentment on the part of the GP and other treating clinicians. 

This workshop has been designed to enable GPs to work more efficiently and collaboratively to achieve better health outcomes.

Learning outcomes
  • Demonstrate the interpersonal style and primary skills for evoking intrinsic motivation for healthy behaviour change.
  • Integrate MI in the context of the health consultation.
  • Demonstrate skills to manage ambivalence and discord in the consultation.
  • Develop a personal plan for incorporating MI skills and strategies into their clinical practice.
  • Document the behaviour changes discussed in the consultation, the patient's change talk and level of confidence, and how review will be undertaken.
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    111280 - Motivational Interviewing in General Practice - Effective Strategies for Change
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    6 hours
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