Communication skills for mental health nurses by Jean Morrissey

By Jean Morrissey

This sensible e-book offers a very important consultant to the middle conversation talents and interventions that are on the center of psychological healthiness nursing.


A consultant to verbal exchange in psychological wellbeing and fitness nursing. It emphasizes on demonstrating using assorted talents in a number of medical settings. it really is appropriate for all nurses and healthcare professionals Read more...

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The following example illustrates Louise’s, a first-year student, use of Gibbs’s model to reflect on a specific experience that occurred during her second clinical placement. Using Gibbs’s model of reflection Description: What It was my first day on the ward. I was excited happened? although a little nervous. This ward was the Feelings: What were older adult ward. I was afraid that the client you thinking and would not take what I said seriously because I feeling? look so young. The staff nurse asked me to talk Evaluation: What to Mrs Gray, a 70-year-old lady.

As with all new learning, this will require time, practise and a willingness to be open to feedback from clients and colleagues about your use of different skills and their therapeutic impact in practice. While we hope that this chapter is useful to you in developing your repertoire of communication skills, it is not intended to be the only source of learning. Nevertheless, we hope it provides a useful framework to identify and clarify what skills you are using and, more importantly, to consider its usefulness in developing your communication skills as a mental health nurse.

G. g. g. g. g. g. g. , 2009) r expressing empathy r communicating respect r a caring tone of voice. Now give examples from what you have learnt so far in this chapter of how you would apply these skills in practice. Therapeutic encounters between mental health nurses and service users occur during formal psychotherapeutic interventions, or through ‘routine’ encounters. In their comprehensive review of what works for whom in psychotherapy, Roth and Fonagy (2005) report that developing, sustaining and ending the therapeutic encounter successfully appeared consistent irrespective of client group or mental health condition.

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