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Podcast: A Communication Tool to Promote Positive Behavior Change and Optimal Health Outcomes

By NASN Inc posted 11-20-2020 16:42


NASN School Nurse Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews authors Vickie Beckwith and Jennifer Beckwith about the article, "The Role of the School Nurse in Increasing Instructional Time Using Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Behavior (MTSS-B): A Quality Improvement Project."

Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below, listening to the podcast and reading the full-text article. 

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a collaborative communication style that can be integrated into everyday practice to improve conversations and serve as a catalyst for behavior change. This article reviews the fundamental principles and basic skills of MI. It discusses how MI has evolved from a therapeutic modality to a conversational style, applicable in the school setting and specifically for school nurses. The article provides an overview of how MI can be used by school nurses, challenges they may face, and resources to support implementation.