Session Overview and Target Audience
This symposium will focus on motivational interviewing in the context of bariatric surgery. Panelists will emphasize ways to improve clinical practice and patient adherence to pre- and postoperative guidelines and healthy lifestyle changes. The target audience includes bariatric Coordinators, behavioral health providers, dietitians, nurses, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, physician assistants, pharmacologists, and other support staff.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Demonstrate the spirit and basic principles of motivational interviewing.
- Identify opportunities to employ motivational interviewing techniques and strategies in different medical settings.
- Explain how motivational interviewing can help promote adherence in bariatric surgery patients.