What approach works for engaging and supporting patients in change?

  • Patient talks about ability, reason, desire, need to change = increase in commitment strength
  • Affirmations and Summary Statements, Sift through ambivalence
  • Getting them clear of what’s the benefit for them
  • MI is brining in a variety of behavioral approaches into one structured approach specific to people’s innate abilities and what we know about psychology
  • What do you do when a patient tells you they don’t want to change? How do you respond from an MI perspective?...See for answerJ
  • The patient should be the person to be providing the reasons for change in order for long term behavioral change outcome