Counselling and Communication Skills

Counselling and Communication Skills

by Rowen Bayne (Author)


This is a highly practical handbook aimed specifically at medical and health care professionals. The book begins with an overview of the main issues of counselling and communication in health care professions, and looks at the importance of self-care from both a personal and organizational perspective. Basic counselling and communication skills are then discussed, followed by their application to specialised settings including sexual health, child health, infertility and rehabilitation. The book also includes an examination of the use of narratives and the Myers-Briggs.


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Format: Illustrated
Pages: 244
Edition: 1
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Published: 26 Mar 1998

ISBN 10: 1854332562
ISBN 13: 9781854332561

Media Reviews
'This exciting book provides a satisfying blend of theory and practice with vignettes of practice that bring the text to life.'Dr Graham Curtis Jenkins, Director, Counselling in Primary Care Trust. 'This is an excellent text that deals with the burgeoning areas of counselling and communication skills.'British Journal of Medical Psychology.'It gives useful diagrams and models for interviewing, illustrating the text throughout with real patients. Overall it is an interesting and very readable book.'Practice Nurse.'Although all the chapters are good, those dealing with listening to stories about illness and health and rehabilitation counselling are particularly impressive. I would not hesitate in recommending this book to nurses.'Journal of Community Nursing.
Author Bio
This book brings together the practical experience of 14 professionals working in various specialisms within counselling, making it one of the most authoritative general counselling books in this area.