Clinical Encounters: Alcohol
Tommy Wilson: Approaching Excess Alcohol Use in a Primary Care Visit
0.5 out of 2.5 hrs
Goals: Learn to evaluate a patient’s medical condition and excess alcohol use, determine if they are related and appropriate treatment, and motivate the patient to accept the treatment needed.
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What skills are taught? This case will prepare you to:
- Assess the potential contribution of a patient’s alcohol use to their primary diagnosis.
- Assess alcohol use of a patient who has relatively severe alcohol use disorder.
- Provide a brief intervention to motivate a patient to quit or decrease alcohol use when it is causing significant harm to their health.
- Recommend appropriate treatment for severe alcohol use disorder.
- Utilize motivational interviewing to motivate a patient who is resistant to accept referral to treatment for alcohol use disorder.