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Much of health care today involves helping patients manage conditions whose outcomes can be greatly influenced by lifestyle or behavior change. Written specifically for health care professionals, this concise book presents powerful tools to enhance communication with patients and guide them in making choices to improve their health, from weight loss, exercise, and smoking cessation, to medication adherence and safer sex practices. Engaging dialogues and vignettes bring to life the core skills of motivational interviewing (MI) and show how to incorporate this brief evidence-based approach into any health care setting. Appendices include MI training resources and publications on specific medical conditions.
This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series.

This book introduces the basic theoretical and practical skills essential for all health care professionals. Complex issues are presented in an easy-to read and accessible format, within the context of counselling in health care environments. The first part of the book explores a range of theoretical issues relating to the nature of counselling, self-awareness and maps of the counselling process. The second part of the book considers specific counselling skills and goes on to discuss in detail the ways in which counselling skills can be learned.

Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts from the University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center, this volume is the first comprehensive clinical reference on trauma rehabilitation. The book brings together, in one concise, cohesive source, all the essential practical information from physiatry, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, general surgery, emergency medicine, rehabilitation nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, and prosthetics/orthotics.

Chapters cover traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple musculoskeletal trauma, traumatic amputations, peripheral nerve injuries, and burns. Particular attention is given to early rehabilitation interventions during the acute phase. A chapter on special considerations for pediatric patients is also included.

This informative book examines aquatic programs for children as a viable treatment and educational technique. Authoritative health professionals explore the problems existing in aquatics, present a theoretical model for programs, and address several research and clinical applications of aquatic programming for facilitating the development of premature infants and disabled children.