Helping patients change their behaviour is an important aspect of health care, given the risks associated with smoking, physical inactivity and poor diet. This interactive module helps practitioners consolidate their motivational interviewing skills for brief interventions, and provide coaching for students and trainees.
The module presents several effective approaches to motivational interviewing, looking particularly at how these techniques might be used with obese patients. A video case study then demonstrates good coaching techniques to help students and trainees improve their behavioural change skills. Allow about an hour to work through the full module.