How to utilize motivational interviewing in patient communications

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Discussing her lecture at the American Academy of Optometry 2021 annual meeting in Boston, Diane Russo, OD, MPH, FAAO, sits down with Optometry Times® Associate Editor, Brooke Henson, to review a few motivational interviewing tactics and how they can be applied to a health care setting.

Resources mentioned:

· Rollnick S, Miller W, Butler C. Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior. New York, Guilford Press, 2008.

· Miller W, Rollnick S. Motivational Interviewing Helping People Change, 3rd Edition. New York, Guilford Press, 2012.

· Hennein L, de Alba Campomanes AG. Association of a Health Coaching and Transportation Assistance Intervention at a Free Ophthalmology Homeless Shelter Clinic with Follow-Up Rates. JAMA Ophthalmology. Published online January 28, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.6373