Counselling Skills for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Apr 1, 2003 - Psychology - 121 pages
This book examines contemporary developments in nursing and health care in relation to the fundamental philosophy of counselling, the practicalities of counselling and relevant theoretical underpinnings. Community nurses often find themselves in situations which require in-depth listening and responding skills: for example, in helping people come to terms with chronic illness, disability and bereavement.

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Chapter 01 Introduction
Chapter 02 The process of counselling
Chapter 03 Beginning a relationship
Chapter 04 Sustaining the relationship
Chapter 05 Facilitating change
Chapter 06 Professional considerations
Chapter 07 Caring for the carer
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Dawn Freshwater is Head of Academic Research Centre in Practice (Primary Care and Mental Health), Bournemouth University and West Dorset NHS Trusts. She has been involved in various nationally and internationally funded research projects concerned with practice development and service evaluation, including the implementation of clinical supervision and reflective practice in the prison healthcare service (DoH funded), the nurse-patient relationship (UKCC funded) and the evaluation of the Diana Community Children's Services for children with life limited illness. She is a registered psychotherapist and has a keen interest in the therapeutic use of self in the helping professions. Having worked as a counsellor in General Practice she now maintains a small private counselling and supervision practice. She sits on the board of directors of the International Association for Human Caring. She is an editorial board member of nursing journals and has co-edited and authored a number of publications. She has presented at numerous international conferences and is the recipient of the Distinguished Nurse Researcher award, 2000.

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