Motivational interviewing with clients with chronic leg ulceration

TitleMotivational interviewing with clients with chronic leg ulceration
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsMorris, T, White, G
JournalBritish Journal of Community Nursing
Date PublishedMar
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1462-4753 (Print)1462-4753 (Linking)
Accession Number17505352
Keywords*Leg Ulcer/prevention & control/psychology, *Motivation, Aged, 80 and over, Attitude to Health, Chronic Disease, Community Health Nursing/*methods, Decision Making, Directive Counseling/*methods, Geriatric Assessment, Holistic Health, Humans, Interviews as Topic/*methods, Male, Models, Psychological, Morale, Nurse's Role/psychology, Nurse-Patient Relations, Nursing Assessment, Patient-Centered Care, Self Care/methods/psychology, Self Efficacy, Social Support

On order to meet the holistic needs of the client with chronic illness, the nurse is required to adopt many different approaches to care. This article will explore one client-centred counselling approach that can be used by community practitioners to address behavioural change and improve concordance. The techniques are illustrated with an example of where motivational interviewing has been used to great success--in the 'Look After Your Legs' (LAYL) programme undertaken by West Gloucestershire primary care trust. Interventions such as motivational interviewing have the potential to empower clients and so enhance care delivery.

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