Never in human history have we had more science regarding the impact of trauma and social determinants of health on patient health and well-being. With these ground-breaking discoveries, top-down provider/staff centric interactions that rely on an authoritarian approach (i.e., lecturing) are not conducive to producing favorable patient outcomes. The science is clear that we must do better to facilitate collaborative and supportive health care. It is imperative that we adopt a more supportive, patient-centered style of communication with our patients, which is a core aim of motivational interviewing.
Join WSHA from 12-1 p.m., June 16 for a free lunchtime webinar, Out with the old, in with the new: Using motivational interviewing in health care settings. The webinar will discuss common social determinants of health and adverse childhood experiences, define key components of the spirit of motivational interviewing, and delineate core motivational interviewing skills and principles. A certificate of attendance will be provided. Please visit the WSHA website for more information or register here.