How motivational interviewing can help reach noncompliant patients
from Medical Economics
For as long as primary care has existed, there have been patients who did not, would not, or (so they thought) could not follow doctors' advice. Despite hearing physicians' warnings or even experiencing health consequences, these patients might continue to smoke, eat a poor diet, avoid exercise, skip medications or otherwise sabotage their own well-being. But innovative physicians have been honing techniques to reach these most difficult patients.
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