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Motivational Interviewing: What You Don't Know About Patient Non-Adherence

Credit Hours: 1.0  |   Fee: $25.00

Motivational interviewing is a clinical tool that can be applied to all pharmaceutical care. Health care professionals may unintentionally make assumptions about why patients are not adherent to their medication or treatment regimen. This suggests that this may be the conversation left unsaid that truly lies behind patient non-adherence. The interviewing process uncovers a patient's desire, need, and reasons for change or ambivalence towards change. In this course, pharmacists will learn the basic principles and skills of motivational interviewing as well as strategies for implementation. This introduction to motivational interviewing provides realistic case examples and sample dialogue so pharmacists can integrate motivational interviewing into practice.



Learning Objectives:

  1. List the four (4) main principles of motivational interviewing;
  2. Identify the four (4) skills necessary to implement motivational interviewing;
  3. Describe potential barriers with implementing motivational interviewing; and
  4. Identify specific strategies to enhance behavior change in three populations: low literacy, children, and medically complex adults.



CE: 1.0 Contact Hour
Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0025-0000-16-124-H04-P
Expiration Date: 11/15/2019
Course Number: KE-CN#POC100
Course Instructor: Kathleen Pincus, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Fee: $25.00

This course is sponsored in part by an educational grant from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Prevention and Health Promotions Administration: Environmental Health Bureau.

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