Encouraging more caring and effective conversations

Check out the videos and other resources to see how a typical conversation can be turned into a constructive one.
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Overview

The Constructive Conversations initiative is intended to provide the hemophilia community with tools and resources to encourage more caring, constructive, and effective conversations among those impacted by hemophilia. While exploring this page, you’ll have access to videos depicting various scenarios and conversations that may be familiar to you.

For each scenario, you’ll see a video depicting conversations using 2 different approaches:
  • The first conversation will employ a more commanding style—also known as a “directive” approach
  • The second conversation will employ a more caring, enquiring style—also known as a “constructive” approach
  • Each conversation will be followed by commentary highlighting important considerations for each style

We hope you find these videos helpful in your journey to having more effective and constructive conversations!

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Resources

Want to learn more about the principles behind Constructive Conversations?
The following books will increase your knowledge and understanding of how to further improve your communication style.

Motivational Interviewing for Health Care Professionals: A Sensible Approach by Bruce A. Berger and William A. Villaume

This book presents a new way of teaching the theory and practice of motivational interviewing (MI) to healthcare professionals and individuals who want to learn more about MI.

Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People for Change by William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick

This book explains current thinking on the process of behavior change, presents the principles of MI, and provides detailed guidance on putting MI into practice

Health Behavior Change: A Guide for Practitioners by Stephen Rollnick, Pip Mason, and Chris Butler

This book is the first in its field to offer practitioners guidance on a patient-centered method to help change a patient’s health behavior to achieve more positive outcomes.