Don't counsel your patient, have a conversation with them. An introduction to Health Coaching and Motivational Interviewing.

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Satellite Don't counsel your patient, have a conversation with them. An introduction to Health Coaching and Motivational Interviewing.
Speakers Garry McDonald, Independent Pharmacist Consultant, Performance Coach, Scotland Garry is not your average pharmacist. He's a polymathic pharmacist, with pharmacy being one of four degrees he holds. Not correctly diagnosed with asthma until he was 14, Garry spent the formative years of his life with persistent respiratory complaints. This experience ignited his pulmonary passion. As a pharmacist, Garry has worked in all 4 points of the compass across the UK. Garry is always looking for novel and exciting projects to engage with. Outside of pharmacy Garry runs his own consultancy company, clients include Airbus EADS, Rolls-Royce and CreditSuisse.
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This session will give pharmacists a taster of a new skill-set that enables patients to identify what is paramount to them, and unlocking their own internal motivation.

Health Coaching is the conversation we have with patients, exploring their understanding of their disease and educating them to establish their goals. Motivational Interviewing (MI) uses a guiding style to engage patients, clarifying their strengths and aspirations, evoking their own motivations for change and promoting autonomy in decision making.

These interventions enable patients to change the behaviors that are preventing them from making healthier choices and empowering them to become active participants in their care, enabling them to reach their personal health goals not our goals and targets.

For our NHS to continue, patients with LTCs need to take ownership of their own health, wellbeing and care.This is true Patient Centred Healthcare.

Health Coaching and MI combined are a key skill, approach and mind-set that can be used effectively to enable shared decision making as part of a collaborative conversation.

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