201-20: The Medication Interest Model (MIM): A Transformative Shared Decision Making Model

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201-20: The Medication Interest Model (MIM): A Transformative Shared Decision Making Model 

A clinical interviewing approach for simultaneously forging the therapeutic alliance while enhancing medication understanding, interest, and follow-through. Over 100 easily learned and easily taught techniques for talking with patients about medications from initially describing one’s approach to prescribing medications to uncovering a patient’s true concerns about side effects to enhancing medication adherence through the use of a new motivational theory (the Choice Triad).


Presenter: Shawn Christopher Shea, M.D. 

Disclosures: Author Royalties from Elsevier and Wolters-Kluwer. The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:
  2 hours 14 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe a variety of interviewing techniques that allow clinicians to more effectively build a therapeutic alliance while  enhancing medication interest and effective use. 

Keywords:  Communication, Relationship, Prescribing 


Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
2.25 pharmacology contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


The contact hours for this session expire:  June 30, 2022


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