Juta's Counselling Handbook for Healthcare Professionals


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    Edition: 1st edition
  • Format: Soft Cover
  • ISBN: 9780702172755
  • Extent: 144 pages
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  • Category: Medicine

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It is increasingly being recognised that providing healthcare professionals with sound clinical and medical knowledge is inadequate unless accompanied with training in basic communication and counselling skills. These generic skills do not apply only to particular situations, such as history taking and intake interviews. Rather, they can be utilised in a range of situations across the health services, to:• improve communication with patients• help the health professional get across key messages to patients• enable health professionals to have a more empathic understanding of the emotional dimensions of many medical issues• improve patient adherence to medical regimens.Juta’s Counselling Handbook for Healthcare Professionals is a response to the need to help healthcare practitioners develop and apply counselling and communication skills. The handbook comprises three parts. The first section outlines some essential principles of communication that will be useful in most interactions between the health professional and thehealth catalogue 2006/07 phy s iology • psychia t r ic nursing & healthcare 39 patient. The second section describes basic generic principles of counselling. This sectionprovides counselling theory and practical examples of how to apply the principles in real situations. Hence the focus falls on the development and practice of skills. The section alsosuggests how to use counselling skills in brief interactions with patients (described as helping encounters). The third section describes the application of counselling skills to specific situations in a medical setting. Examples include how to talk to patients about treatment options, how togive a patient and family members bad news, and how to conduct genetic counselling for prospective parents.

Section A: Core communication skills • Communication skills • Information giving • Behaviour change • Using an interpreter • Power dynamics • Errors in communication • Section B: Core counselling skills • Counselling and psychotherapy • Ethics of counselling • Developing selfawareness • A generic counselling model • Contracting • Examples of contracts • Listening and attending • Reflection • Clarifying • Summarising • Appropriate challenging • Partialising and problem solving • Reviewing, referring and terminating • Support and supervision • Section C: Specific situations requiring counselling • Obtaining informed consent • Stopping smoking • Communicating bad news • Talking about sexuality • Communicating effectively with children and adolescents • Talking to intellectually impaired patients • Counselling for HIV testing • Risk reduction counselling for HIV/AIDS • Containing traumatised patients • Suicide • Counselling patients on treatment options • Genetic counselling • Death, loss and grieving • Reference list • Resource list

• Emphasises the practical application of theory • Includes text boxes entitled ‘Tips’, which describe briefly how to deal with the issue under discussion • Includes text boxes entitled ‘Common pitfalls to avoid’, which highlight the most frequent errors made in dealing with the issue in question • Enables health professionals to apply their skills to practical situations • Provides examples of dialogue to illustrate the use of counselling skills in real-life settings • Emphasises the importance of providing counselling that is sensitive to context and difference, not only differences of race and language, but also of social class, gender, spiritual belief, political affiliation, sexual orientation, literacy and educational level

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It is increasingly being recognised that providing healthcare professionals with sound clinical and medical knowledge is inadequate unless accompanied with training in basic communication and counselling skills. These generic skills do not apply only to particular situations, such as history taking and intake interviews. Rather, they can be utilised in a range of situations across the health services, to:• improve communication with patients• help the health professional get across key messages to patients• enable health professionals to have a more empathic understanding of the emotional dimensions of many medical issues• improve patient adherence to medical regimens.Juta’s Counselling Handbook for Healthcare Professionals is a response to the need to help healthcare practitioners develop and apply counselling and communication skills. The handbook comprises three parts. The first section outlines some essential principles of communication that will be useful in most interactions between the health professional and thehealth catalogue 2006/07 phy s iology • psychia t r ic nursing & healthcare 39 patient. The second section describes basic generic principles of counselling. This sectionprovides counselling theory and practical examples of how to apply the principles in real situations. Hence the focus falls on the development and practice of skills. The section alsosuggests how to use counselling skills in brief interactions with patients (described as helping encounters). The third section describes the application of counselling skills to specific situations in a medical setting. Examples include how to talk to patients about treatment options, how togive a patient and family members bad news, and how to conduct genetic counselling for prospective parents.

Section A: Core communication skills • Communication skills • Information giving • Behaviour change • Using an interpreter • Power dynamics • Errors in communication • Section B: Core counselling skills • Counselling and psychotherapy • Ethics of counselling • Developing selfawareness • A generic counselling model • Contracting • Examples of contracts • Listening and attending • Reflection • Clarifying • Summarising • Appropriate challenging • Partialising and problem solving • Reviewing, referring and terminating • Support and supervision • Section C: Specific situations requiring counselling • Obtaining informed consent • Stopping smoking • Communicating bad news • Talking about sexuality • Communicating effectively with children and adolescents • Talking to intellectually impaired patients • Counselling for HIV testing • Risk reduction counselling for HIV/AIDS • Containing traumatised patients • Suicide • Counselling patients on treatment options • Genetic counselling • Death, loss and grieving • Reference list • Resource list

• Emphasises the practical application of theory • Includes text boxes entitled ‘Tips’, which describe briefly how to deal with the issue under discussion • Includes text boxes entitled ‘Common pitfalls to avoid’, which highlight the most frequent errors made in dealing with the issue in question • Enables health professionals to apply their skills to practical situations • Provides examples of dialogue to illustrate the use of counselling skills in real-life settings • Emphasises the importance of providing counselling that is sensitive to context and difference, not only differences of race and language, but also of social class, gender, spiritual belief, political affiliation, sexual orientation, literacy and educational level

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