Decreasing Stigma and Motivational Interviewing

Caring for the patient with opioid use disorder or the opioid exposed newborn takes compassion. In this module, you will learn about motivational interviewing and destigmatizing addiction in addressing a patient with opioid use disorder with a goal of creating an environment of non-judgmental care.

Destigmatizing Addiction Video: This presentation discusses stigma and its deleterious effects on individual patient care and society. It calls attention to the language that we use and how word choice impacts patient care. We are called to deliver care that keeps patients engaged rather than discouraging treatment.

Motivational Interviewing Video: This presentation defines MI skills and how to use them to foster a collaborative partnership with patients.

Resources & Handouts

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