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Case Study

What if...

Samir has come into the office to get his annual flu shot. You take this opportunity to encourage him to consider taking care of his diabetes seriously, and discuss with him the importance of self-monitoring, adhering to physical activity and dietary regimens, and taking his medications regularly. He thinks he is doing fine as is.

What should your next step be?

Give him one small goal to start with
Send him to see a dietician to discuss this further with him
Ask him if you can readdress this at another visit
Wait for him to bring it up with you at another visit
Check Answer

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That answer is incorrect.

Why?

The option you selected is not the best answer; if Samir does not think that the goal that you set with him is important, then setting goals will not be an effective strategy at changing his behaviour
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The option you selected is not the best answer; If Samir does not recognize the relevance of self-management to him, he will not be receptive to seeing the dietitian, or heed his/her advice.
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The option you selected is the best answer; This respects Samir’s autonomy, yet allows you the opportunity to revisit this issue at a later visit.
Click on the other options above to see why they are not recommended.

The option you selected is not the best answer; Self-management should be actively promoted (or revisited) at each opportunity.
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