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Socratic Questioning in Healthcare

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Socratic questioning, also known as the Socratic Method, is a technique of questioning designed to encourage critical thinking, increase engagement in discussions and reach the core of an issue. It is often incorporated into cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

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Socratic questioning, also known as the Socratic Method, is a technique of questioning designed to encourage critical thinking, increase engagement in discussions and reach the core of an issue. It is often incorporated into cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

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Madeline Gilkes
Madeline Gilkes, CDE, RN, is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. She focused her Master of Healthcare Leadership research project on health coaching for long-term weight loss in obese adults. Madeline has found a passion for preventative nursing. She has transitioned from leadership roles (CNS Gerontology & Education, Clinical Facilitator) in the acute/hospital setting to education management and primary healthcare. Madeline’s vision is to implement lifestyle medicine to prevent and treat chronic conditions. Her research proposal for her PhD involves Lifestyle Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Madeline is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) and primarily works in the academic role of Head of Nursing. Madeline’s philosophy focuses on using humanistic management, adult learning theories/evidence and self-efficacy theories and interventions to promote positive learning environments. In addition to her Master of Healthcare Leadership, Madeline has a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education & Management, Graduate Certificate in Adult & Vocational Education, Graduate Certificate of Aged Care Nursing, and a Bachelor of Nursing. She is working towards her PhD.
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Natalie Conway
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This resource provided a simple overview of Socratic questioning and its use in CBT. More importantly it provided references to other resources that will provide deeper learning. From this brief resource I will be exploring the evidence behind the effectiveness of Socratic questioning in PTSD.
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