Motivational Interviewing in Nursing Practice: Empowering the Patient is a guide to learning Motivational Interviewing, a set of skills that utilizes therapeutic communication to promote behavior change. This text provides unique tools for nurses to implement and help patients take responsibility in their own health care, make informed decisions and provide guidance toward healthy behavior change, leading to improved health of our communities and country.
This unique reference contains diagrams, tables, and case studies throughout to offer a better understanding of how to utilize the skills in daily practice. Clear objectives are at the beginning of each chapter and key points to remember are included at the end of each chapter. The skills learned will help nurses to accomplish the many healthcare goals and empower their patients through communication.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Basics of Motivational Interviewing
Chapter 2 Making the Pieces Fit: Therapeutic Communication and the Nursing Process
Chapter 3 Motivational Interviewing as Evidence Based Practice
Chapter 4 Challenges in Motivational Interviewing
Chapter 5 Developmental Considerations
Chapter 6 Motivational Interviewing in Cardiac Health
Chapter 7 Motivational Interviewing in Endocrine Disease
Chapter 8 Motivational Interviewing in Digestive Health
Chapter 9 Motivational Interviewing in Genitourinary Health
Chapter 10 Motivational Interviewing in Neurological Disorders
Chapter 11 Motivational Interviewing in Musculoskeletal Disorders
Chapter 12 Motivational Interviewing in Mental Health Disorders
Chapter 13 Motivational Interviewing in Pulmonary Disorders
Chapter 14 Motivational Interviewing and Preventive Care
Chapter 15 The Future of Motivational Interviewing
About the Author:
Michelle A. Dart, MSN, PNP, CDE, graduated with a bachelor of science in nursing from Elmira College in 1995 and a master’s of science in nursing with a pediatric nurse practitioner certificate from Upstate Medical University in 2001. She now works full-time as a pediatric nurse practitioner at Pediatric Associates in Syracuse, NY and contract for certified diabetes educator services. She also facilitates a local diabetes support group in conjunction with the Cayuga Community Health Network.
Michelle learned Motivational Interviewing while working remotely for diabetes education provided for patients through their insurance company. She continues to utilize these skills as much as possible in herr personal and professional life. Throughout her nursing career, she has worked in a variety of settings such as pediatrics, pediatric hematology/oncology, pediatric diabetes, long-term care, psychiatric and adult medical-surgical settings. She has been a contributing author to the nursing textbooks Nurse As Educator and Essentials of Patient Education, by Susan Bastable and created teaching tools for two chapters in the instructor’s manual (Jones & Bartlett). She was also a contributing author to Pediatric Procedures, Second Edition, written by Vicky Bowden & Cindy Greenburg (Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins). She is married with 3 sons.
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