Health Behaviour Change

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Tool focus: What to teach

Communication topics:
Health behaviour change

Type of tool: Facilitator guide, Simulated clinical encounter

Language: English

Purpose of tool:
To develop shared decision making skills, build rapport and develop relationships, understand a model for health behaviour change, be able to use importance and confidence scaling appropriately and effectively and to understand the concept that there is always a cost and a benefit to the individual with regard to a behaviour change and that feelings of ambivalence are a normal part of this process.

Brief description:
Here we concentrate on health behaviour change and motivational interviewing. The course builds on students‰Ûª learning from the Explanation and Planning course in stage/level 2 and also the shared decisionmaking, concordance and informed consent course which students will have experienced earlier in stage/level 3. It also seeks to highlight further the shift towards the supportive facilitative approach which is essential when we consider patients‰Ûª motivation and confidence to change.

HPCCC Core curriculum objectives

A. Communication with patients:
Empathy/relationship building, Gathering information, Patient perspective

B. Intra- & interpersonal communication (professionalism & reflection):

C. Communication in healthcare teams (professional communication):

Access: Public

Your name and work address, and co-authors and addresses:Sally Quilligan