BOOK: Health Behavior Change - A Guide For Practitioners (2nd edition)

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By Mason P and Butler CC (2010). British Medical Association 'highly commended' book on behaviour change health consultations.

BOOK: Health Behavior Change - A Guide For Practitioners (2nd edition)

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This extremely popular text provides health professionals with patient-centred methods you can use to promote behavior change. Drawing on the spirit of motivational interviewing and incorporating best practice as described by current experts in communication skills, the approach is designed to be used during brief health care consultations in hospital and community settings. The book links to a website on which you can see a demonstration of the approach in practice and download patient handouts.

This book is

  • grounded in the reality of clinical practice
  • applicable to any behavior such as over-eating, physical inactivity or smoking 
  • based upon partnership between professional and patient 
  • offers flexible yet effective approaches that avoid directive 'preaching'
  • explores practical strategies to manage resistance or lack of motivation 
  • can be used for health promotion and the management of chronic conditions

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