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Free Kit: Top Tips for Motivating Patients to Quit

Posted by Lesley Copeland

Jul 20, 2015 2:14:00 PM

Motivating-Smokers-to-Quit-Kit-AdIf you missed our webinar on June 19th, Top Tips for Motivating Patients to Quit, presented by Dean Schillinger, MD, UCSF Professor of Medicine in Residence and a primary care physician at San Francisco General Hospital, and Gary Tedeschi, PhD, Clinical Director with the California Smokers' Helpline, you can download our free kit now, which includes:

  • Webinar Recording
  • Webinar Slide Deck
  • Q & A: Answers to questions from webinar participants
  • Flyer: How to Motivate Patients to Quit
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Smokers have varying degrees of interest in and readiness to stop smoking, and it’s not always clear how best to boost motivation. In this one hour recorded webinar, Drs. Schillinger and Tedeschi provide participants with hands-on strategies for motivating patients to quit, including:

  • How to discuss tobacco cessation with patients
  • Ready-to-use tips to increase motivation such as:
    • instilling hope
    • conveying understanding
    • addressing ambivalence
    • reframing quitting “failures” as successes
    • encouraging patients’ own decision-making
    • assisting with a quit plan comprised of proven methods
  • Following up with patients to assess and maintain motivation

About this Blog

The California Smokers' Helpline offers free, evidence-based tobacco cessation services in multiple languages to help smokers quit. We also offer free training and resources to health professionals to increase their knowledge and capacity for tobacco cessation.

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For more information about our free training and resources for health professionals, please contact the Helpline Communications Department at (858) 300-1010 or cshoutreach@ucsd.edu.

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