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I’m re-releasing this episode because of how critical it is. In my quest to be taught how best to have a fruitful discussion with those hesitant about the vaccine, I interviewed two science communicators, a social engineer, a lawyer, an expert in cognitive biases, and a motivational interview and of all of those, the last one was the most powerful tool for moving the needle on those hesitant to get the vaccine. Motivational interviewing comes from addiction medicine, but using it for vaccine hesitancy actually precedes the COVID pandemic. It is used for new parents who are considering forgoing their newborns' vaccines. Mandates are going to get some to get the vaccine, but for others, a conversation with their trusted physician can be a powerful thing. Dr. Joseph Weiner teaches us how to use it to help our patients with vaccination and other decisions. Dr. Joseph Weiner is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Medicine and Science Education at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, where he co-directs the four-year curriculum in Physician-Patient Communication and Interpersonal Skills. Thinking and writing about how patients and clinicians communicate with each other has been a major interest in his career. This episode is sponsored by CompHealth Just head to financialresidency.com/comphealth and see what locums can do for you financially.