Motivational interview, key to change as stopping tobacco or alcohol

Why Doctor offers a series of short programs, to discover a key moment of help behavior change, such as quitting smoking or drinking: motivational interview. It is performed by a health professional whether he is a doctor or a psychologist.

1st episode: Motivational interview, what is it?

Motivational interviewing is a communication method that aims to change behavior: quit smoking, drink properly, follow a treatment for a chronic illness, eat a healthy diet ... The interview calls for the patient's reflection on his desire to change and at the same time his fear of change.

With Dr Anne Dansou, pneumologist-tabaccologist, head of the tabacco coordination unit, CHRU of Tours.

Video: Motivational interviewing in brief consultations: role-play focussing on engaging (April 2020).