Motivational Interviewing: A Guide for the Busy Clinician – Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is defined as a collaborative, person-centered style of communication that is helpful when exploring and resolving ambivalence with patients. First described in the 1980s, it is now widely practiced by clinicians in many healthcare settings. MI is a way of communication that focuses the clinician utilizing specific skills (OARS) to move the conversation, while also maintaining the spirit of MI. This issue of The Rx Consultant will focus on the core concepts of MI and practical ways to incorporate MI into clinical practice.