Counselling Skills for Nurses - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780702019722

Counselling Skills for Nurses

4th Edition

Authors: Verena Tschudin
Print ISBN: 9780702019722
Imprint: Bailièrre Tindall
Published Date: 5th July 1995
Page Count: 192


Fully examines the practical nature of counseling, concentrating in particular on the sensitive nature of caring. Topics covered include support systems, the bearing of ethical issues on nursing practice, and the special skills required to give appropriate advice in the case of bereavement. The book's theoretical underpinning is the author's "Four Question Model": What is happening? What is the meaning of it? What is your goal? and How are you going to do it?

Table of Contents

Awareness. The Person of the Helper. Accepting. Respecting. Trusting. Caring. Feelings in the Helper. Beliefs and Values. Support Systems. Why Support Is Needed. Staff Support. The Support Systems Available. Supervision. Other Forms of Support. The Counselling Role of Senior Personnel. Which Support Should You Have? Accessing Support. Counselling and Counselling Skills. What Is Counselling? The Relationship. Skills. The Process. Self-Help. What Counselling Is Not? When Should It Be 'Counselling'? For Whom Is Counselling Suitable? Models for Counselling. Why Have Models for Helping? Different Theories. Different Models. The Four Questions. The Stages of Counselling. The Four Questions. The Background to the Four Questions Model. The Reasons for Questions. What Is Happening? What Is the Meaning of It? What Is Your Goal? How Are You Going to Do It? The Components of Helping. The Setting. The Helper. Being Emphatic. The Client. The Helping Relationship. Helping Skills: Attending. Attending. Being Non-Judgemental. Body Language. Giving Space. Timing and Pacing. Staying Open. Listening. Encouraging. Counselling Skills: Assessing. Assessing. Exploring. Allowing. Seeking Information. Questioning. Experiencing Feelings. Clarifying. Paraphrasing. Reflecting. Guiding to New Perspectives. Focusing. Summarizing. Counselling Skills: Challenging. Blockages to Change. Challenging. Confronting with Reality. Expressing Feelings. Immediacy. Self-Sharing. Intuition. Empowering. Client Skills: Goal Setting. Client Skills. New Perspectives. Imagination. Visualization. Managing Feelings. Managing Resistance. Goal Setting. Planning for Change. A Moral Contract. Ending the Relationship. Putting Into Action. Setbacks. Self-Monitoring. Evaluation. Ending the Relationship. Specific Issues. Opportunities for Using Counselling Skills. Making a Contract. Transference and Counter-Transference. Involvement. Dependence on Clients. Specific Situations. Clients with Learning Disabilities. Counselling


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About the Author

Verena Tschudin

Affiliations and Expertise

Editor, Nursing Ethics; Lecturer/Tutor in Nursing Ethics, University of Surrey, UK