Motivate Yourself!

American Academy of Family Physicians

Below is what our glorious leaders are teaching us in these trying times for family docs:

Dear Colleague,

Engaging patients in self-management is a critical step in PCMH transformation.

Develop the skills you need by participating in the remaining 60-minute webinars in the AAFP’s PCMH series on Patient Self-Management.

Register today for:

Health Coaching: Practical Lessons from the Field
Amireh Ghorob, MPH and Lauren Scherer, MS
June 26, 1:00 p.m. CT

A Team Model for Integrating Self-Management Support into Patient Visits: Skills, EHR Applications, and Training
Berdi Safford, MD and Larry Mauksch, MEd
July 24, 1:00 p.m. CT

This was sent to my by Greg Salard, MD who responded:

Doug,
 
What a crock of sh*t.   A webinar on how to “self-motivate” my patients.  Here’s what I tell my patients:
 
“I’m a doctor and you are an adult.  My job is to give you advice on what is best for your health.  As an adult you can choose to take that advice or not.  You don’t have to agree with me, and I won’t think less of you if you don’t.   All I ask is that you be honest with me and tell me if you are taking your meds and following that advice or not, so that I will know if we need to make any changes in our plan.  That way we don’t waste my time or your money by making changes that are not needed.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself!  Thanks Greg.
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