Oct 26, 2021
I’m re-releasing this episode because of how critical it is.
In my quest to be taught how best to have a fruitful discussion
with those hesitant about the vaccine, I interviewed two science
communicators, a social engineer, a lawyer, an expert in cognitive
biases, and a motivational interview and of all of those, the last
one was the most powerful tool for moving the needle on those
hesitant to get the vaccine.
Motivational interviewing comes from addiction medicine, but using
it for vaccine hesitancy actually precedes the COVID pandemic. It
is used for new parents who are considering forgoing their
Mandates are going to get some to get the vaccine, but for others,
a conversation with their trusted physician can be a powerful
thing. Dr. Joseph Weiner teaches us how to use it to help our
patients with vaccination and other decisions.
Dr. Joseph Weiner is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry,
Medicine and Science Education at the Zucker School of Medicine at
Hofstra/Northwell, where he co-directs the four-year curriculum in
Physician-Patient Communication and Interpersonal Skills. Thinking
and writing about how patients and clinicians communicate with each
other has been a major interest in his career.
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