Are you struggling to have productive conversations with family members, loved ones and employees on the benefit of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? Have you relayed data and facts, used pressure tactics and mandates and still hitting road blocks? If so, have you considered motivational interviewing?
Motivational interviewing allows us to serve as an objective partner when it comes to decision making. Why does it work for vaccine hesitancy? Those that are in the ‘waiting and learning’ phase are in a spot of ambivalence. Pressure, mandates and unsolicited advice is not always effective and can actually create resistance. Attend this Great Plains Webinar on this important topic to learn more and put these tools into practice
- Discuss how vaccine history and disease have influenced vaccine perceptions
- Explain the fundamentals of motivational interviewing
- Provide examples of motivational interviewing to instill vaccine confidence
Dee Kaser, RN, CDCES; Quality Improvement Advisor; Great Plains Quality Innovation Network
Kaser has been with Great Plains Quality Innovation Network for eight years. She currently collaborates with nursing homes in North and South Dakota offering quality improvement and patient safety expertise and assistance. including pandemic related support. She also supports community-based coalition efforts and nursing homes in the Great Plains Quality Care Coalition with her chronic disease management knowledge and experience with quality improvement strategies. Prior to GPQIN, Dee’s experience included work as a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) in the inpatient and outpatient setting. She has 34 years experience in nursing, including long-term care, intensive care, critical access hospital and physician office nursing along with utilization review and staff development.