someduck3There was a question about this in Uworld. for *stubborn* patients who are "not ready to quit" just yet you use the motivational approach. The technique acronym is OARS: Open ended questions, Affirmation, Reflect, Summarize. +32019-06-02T16:36:24Z
yotsubatoAdditionally the guy himself says "I know smoking is bad for me" Like he knows its bad, he doesnt care, but give him nicotine replacement and maybe he'll quit... +12019-06-14T11:33:34Z
usmleuser007I didn't think nicotine replacement was a good answer choice b/c if he isn't ready to quit then why would he agree to use alternatives. +2019-06-16T19:15:20Z
usmleuser007People who smoke and are addicted like the feel of the cigs and environmental ques. Using replacements would be more challenging. The second best answer choice would have been Rx.+2019-06-16T19:17:24Z
titanesxviwhy not detail the long-therm health effects of smoking?+2019-09-04T19:18:27Z
seracen@ titanesxvi: I assume because they always like the most "open ended" response.
If you start detailing the long term effects, the patient might interpret that as attempting to convince, and might resist or feel pressured. By having the patient elucidate what they consider pros and cons, you allow it to be an open discussion.+2019-09-25T20:06:25Z