This workshop is designed to enhance the skills of healthcare professionals working with patients and families in communicating challenging news. Often, allied health professionals, medical professionals, and nursing professionals are at the forefront of communicating bad medical news to the patients and their families. Through role-plays of local case studies, such communication techniques can be practiced to help health professionals better facilitate and support their patients and families in the acute and community settings.
This introductory workshop allows health professionals and nursing professionals to understand the psycosocial predictors and barriers of health behavior change. Fundamentals concept of the Transtheorical Model and approaches of the Motivational Interviewing will be practiced for allied health and nursing professionals working with clients towards treatment adherence.