Chronic Illness: Counselling Tips
Sometimes, many of those in our care simply need to talk, and although formal counselling sessions are very effective in clarifying a persons concerns and goals, there are many occasions where qualified counsellors are not available to help ease the person’s concerns. Nurses are unique amongst the healthcare professions in that they are frequently presented with opportunities to initiate informal counselling sessions with those in their care and their significant others. However, informal sessions still require appropriate techniques and structures in order for them to be effective, and this lecture explores these issues and provides guidance to achieving good outcomes from such small, informal counselling sessions.
- What is the difference between interviewing and counselling?
- Valuing communication that is more than just social conversation
- Summary of practical models of counselling
- Nursing time constraints and mini-counselling opportunities.