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Motivational Interviewing: A Patient-Centered Approach to Elicit Positive Behavior Change

Course Number: 381

Ask Permission

Soliciting the patient’s permission to share information sets the collaborative spirit of MI right from the start and provides the patient with the autonomy to accept or decline the offer.

MI Strategies

Get Permission: "May I ask you a few questions about your current oral hygiene habits so I can understand your situation better?"

Image: Two arrows pointing opposite directions showing points against change or toward change.