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This simple interviewing technique is designed to stimulate patients' desire to change and give them the confidence to do so.
When practices promote fitness as the treatment of choice for all patients, good things happen.
Sometimes, what matters most is how far a patient has come.
Does your practice “give patients a fish” or “teach patients to fish”?
Patients don't need more knowledge; they need a number to shoot for.
Slowly but surely, it's getting easier to help your patients kick the habit.
Your local media can help you promote good health care to your entire community.
May 2002 Issue
Does Health Habit Advice Affect Patient Satisfaction? [Improving Patient Care]
The article will explore how patients feel about and respond to health habit counseling provided by their family physician, relying on data from the Direct Observation of Primary Care study.
Jan 2000 Issue
The Value of Brief, Targeted Smoking-Cessation Advice [Improving Patient Care]
The article, part of a series based on research from the Direct Observation of Primary Care Study, will show how a few minutes of smoking cessation advice from a family physician can be successful in helping patients break their addictions.
Following a program like the author's, you can turn annual physical exams into an ongoing process of prevention and health improvement.