Tampa, Fla — The Ida Institute is offering a patient motivation and engagement workshop on October 28, 2011, at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa.

Patient motivation is critical for implementing the recommendations made by the audiologist. However, many practitioners find it difficult to determine a patient’s state of readiness for change and create a dialogue that will encourage and support patient motivation.

This interactive workshop is being offered in partnership with USF’s Department of Speech, Language and Health Science. The course will explore motivational engagement through an introduction to Ida Institute’s Learning Modules 1 and 2.

The 1-day workshop will also engage participants in a unique collaborative inquiry process. Upon completion, participants should have practical, actionable knowledge and tools to facilitate patient-centered hearing care.

Topics explored will include:

  • The Patient Journey, in which participants develop a new perspective for taking a case history.
  • The Lines, the Box, and the Circle, tools that help uncover patients’ motivations and prepare them for change relating to their hearing health
  • Ida Institute Basics, a discussion of adult learning principles as part of the rehabilitation process

The workshop is ASHA and AAA CEU accredited (0.7 CEUs) and open to all US aural rehabilitation professionals.

Visit this website for more information.

SOURCE: The Ida Institute