Tips for Discussing Medication Adherence with Patients19

Ask open-ended questions.

“How often do you miss taking your medicine?”
“What’s been going on with you since we last met?”

Speak in a sympathetic way.

“You seem to be feeling ___ . Tell me about that.”
“It sounds like you are saying ___ . Did I get that right?”

Set a positive tone.

“It sounds like you are really trying to____ .”
“You’ve been doing a great job with ____ .”