9780702031533

Health Behavior Change: A Guide for Practitioners

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  • ISBN13:

    9780702031533

  • ISBN10:

    0702031534

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/2010
  • Publisher: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
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Summary

This extremely popular book provides health professionals with patient-centred methods you can use to promote behavior change. Drawing on the spirit of motivational interviewing and incorporating best practice as described by current experts in communication skills, the approach is designed to be used during brief healthcare consultations in hospital and community settings.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Principlesp. 11
Getting started: rapport and agendasp. 41
Assessing importance, confidence and readinessp. 55
Exploring importance and building confidencep. 71
Exchanging informationp. 99
Reducing resistancep. 111
Ending the consultationp. 127
Common clinical encountersp. 135
Learning to practice this approachp. 171
Calls from the consulting roomp. 181
Example of a consultationp. 193
Appendices: patient worksheetsp. 207
Indexp. 215
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