This week we reviewed the Stages of Change, Motivational Interviewing, and common concerns related to the treatment of patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease. For this week’s discussion board you are to address the below in a substantive post. Use references from the course readings and materials to support your response.
1. Consider a patient (current, past, or fictional) with diabetes or cardiovascular disease and apply the stages of change model and motivational interviewing techniques to their care.
2. Provide patient background (demographics, treatment history, etc.) to support the identified stage of change your patient is in.
3. Describe the motivational interviewing strategies you might utilize to assist them in transitioning to the next stage of change.
4. What might some of the challenges you would face in working with this patient?