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    Spotlight on Jones & Bartlett Learning Author: Michelle A. Dart

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 6, 2012 11:22:37 AM

    Michelle A. Dart, author of Motivational Interviewing in Nursing Practice: Empowering the Patient, is an advocate for communication strategies to promote behavioral change. As a Certified Diabetes Educator and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she has worked closely with diabetic children and their families. For the past 7 years, Dart has facilitated a diabetes support group sponsored by a local community health organization.

    Dart obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Elmira College in 1995 and a Master’s Degree from Upstate Medical University in 2001. Author and contributor to several Nursing textbooks, Dart’s work has included educating according to developmental stage, blood glucose monitoring, motivational interviewing, and helping children learn self-management skills for diabetes. In addition to providing Diabetes education through support groups and workshops, she is also the on-site medical director of Lion’s Camp Hickory, a diabetes day camp.

    Dart is a member of the the National Association of Professional Women, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetes Association, the Obesity Society, the Obesity Action Coalition, the Diabetes Education and Camping Association, and the American Camping Association. This September, she will provide the keynote address at the Nurses Teaching Day sponsored by Upstate Medical University College of Nursing.

    To find out more about Dart’s coaching services, consulting, and speaking engagements, visit

    About the text

    Motivational Interviewing in Nursing PracticeMotivational Interviewing in Nursing Practice: Empowering the Patient is a guide to learning Motivational Interviewing, a set of skills that utilizes therapeutic communication to promote behavior change. This text provides unique tools for nurses to help patients take responsibility for their health care, make informed decisions, and incorporate healthy behavior into their lifestyles.

    • Diagrams, tables, and case studies throughout to offer a better understanding of how to utilize the skills in daily practice
    • Includes clear chapter objectives and key points to remember
    • Provides useful skills to help nurses empower patients through communication

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    Topics: nursing education, nursing practice, American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Camping Association., Michelle A. Dart, motivational interviewing, National Association of Professional Women, Obesity Action Coalition, American Diabetes Association, Dart Health Coaching, Diabetes Education and Camping Association, Nurses Teaching Day, Obesity Society

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