Category Archives: Motivational Interviewing

Appreciative Inquiry Health Coaching Tool Addresses Strengths, Not Weaknesses

While all coaching tools are used to help inspire and engage people, appreciative inquiry is particularly effective because it builds on a person’s strengths instead of weaknesses, says Dennis Richling, MD, chief medical and wellness officer for HealthFitness. Too often … finish reading Appreciative Inquiry Health Coaching Tool Addresses Strengths, Not Weaknesses

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3 Ways to Improve Medication Adherence

Once you understand the basic underlying reasons for medication adherence, which include expense and safety, practices such as motivational interviewing can help the pharmacist steer them towards adherence, explains Dr. Janice Pringle, director of the Program Evaluation Research Unit (PERU) … finish reading 3 Ways to Improve Medication Adherence

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4 Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence

Increasingly, healthcare organizations are putting in place interventions in which pharmacists help to guide patients and health plan members to higher levels of medication adherence — programs that take place in the pharmacy, in the physician practice, or virtually. Once … finish reading 4 Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence

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3 Ways to Assess Patients for Medication Adherence

Borrowing from therapeutic alliance formulas in other healthcare areas, pharmacists are increasingly using methods like motivational interviewing and brief interventions to successfully screen and evaluate patients for medication adherence, says Janice Pringle, PhD, director of the Program Evaluation Research Unit … finish reading 3 Ways to Assess Patients for Medication Adherence

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nurses Help Bridge Transition, Care Gaps

Transforming nurses into care and outreach managers helped Dartmouth-Hitchcock to bridge care and coordinate services across transition points, explains its senior medical director Barbara Walters, DO, MBA. One of the most important things we did was transform the role of … finish reading Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nurses Help Bridge Transition, Care Gaps

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Motivational Interviewing Offers 3 Different Communication Styles

A skillful practitioner can shift flexibly among the three different communication styles: directing, following and guiding, as appropriate to the client and situation, explains Dr. Karen Lawson, program director for the health coaching track at the Center for Spirituality and … finish reading Motivational Interviewing Offers 3 Different Communication Styles

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