Motivational Interviewing is a technique that I have learned to use. It’s important that you approach every individual differently, taking into consideration their circumstances and motives. When addressing the preventive recommendations for the women, my colleague should focus on what is most important to them, and not just present them as rules.
Fostering an atmosphere of trust between both parties is also a way to create one. This can eventually lead to better compliance. My colleague should also be patient with the women and give them time to absorb new information. By doing this, they can better understand why certain changes may be necessary. Finally acknowledging any hesitancy or resistance while still maintaining a positive attitude is key – this lets individuals know that they have been heard without judgment which can go a long way towards encouraging compliance with preventive guidelines.