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Unsolicited GP advice against smoking: to give or not to give?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10977279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article discusses whether general practitioners (GPs) should give unsolicited antismoking advice to patients who smoke. Patient preferences and GP advice-giving are discussed with particular reference to professional roles. It is suggested that giving unsolicited advice against smoking at nearly every encounter is a competitive rather than collaborative behavior. General practitioners should ascertain patients' readiness for change before offering to help produce individualized agreements of joint benefit on change. Three strategies for negotiation--bridging, trading, and logrolling--are discussed.
S A Buetow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health communication     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1081-0730     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Commun     Publication Date:    1999 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-31     Completed Date:  2000-07-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9604100     Medline TA:  J Health Commun     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-79     Citation Subset:  T    
National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, England.
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MeSH Terms
Family Practice*
Physician-Patient Relations*
Primary Prevention / methods*
Smoking / prevention & control*

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