As part of the training package in support of 'Ready Steady Go' and 'Hello' we organised our first 'Motivational Interviewing' event in October 2013. It was exceedingly well received by all who attended; even the sceptics in the group were motivated and are still talking about it!
The importance of Motivational Interviewing has been acknowledged in several reports highlighting the benefits of patient empowerment including:
Health Foundation: Ideas into action: person-centred care in practice (2014).
All Party Parliamentary Groups for Global Health. Patient empowerment: for better quality, more sustainable health services globally (2014)
Who is the course suitable for? Anyone who regularly interacts with children and young people
Course aims and learning outcomes Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a technique to facilitate behaviour change by drawing out a patient’s own motivations and goals, rather than imposing those of the health professional.
By placing greater importance on the patient’s autonomy, MI techniques out perform traditional advice-giving in terms of improving health behaviours and adherence to recommendations.
Effects persist even when MI is used in brief consultations - such as the few minutes in the clinic setting.
MI is easily adapted for use by all health care professionals and non-clinicians, such as local patient and peer support groups.
The day will give you insight into the skills of motivational interviewing for use in everyday practice which will be useful during the 2 to 10 minutes you have with someone in clinic to help them make changes. It could be weight loss/gain, physical activity or even just taking their mediation.
Course duration 1 day
Course date and location
17th May 2017
University Hospital Southampton, Tremona Road, Southampton
Course fee Free
Course leaders Dr Arvind Nagra, Consultant Nephrologist