|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Exploring students’ experience of training for counselling skills and the impact on practi|
|Citation:||Johnston B & Smith V (2005) Exploring students’ experience of training for counselling skills and the impact on practice, International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 11 (8), pp. 410-41|
|Abstract:||Aim The aim of this study was to explore participants’ experience of an accredited counselling skills course and their perception of its impact on practice. Design A qualitative design was used utilizing a mixed-method approach. Data were collected using semistructured interviews and the repertory- grid technique. Data were analysed using thematic content analysis (interviews) and the repertory grids were analysed qualitatively using a four-stage procedure. Sample A convenience sample of six healthcare professionals undertaking a counselling skills course completed both interviews. Results The biggest impact of the course was in the area of selfawareness and skill development. The development of attentive listening, both in terms of objective and subjective findings, was evident. Students perceived that personal qualities, such as warmth and caring, were essential. All participants identified that the group were supportive and that this enhanced learning. The students changed their practice by improving their skills, increasing their awareness and by developing deeper therapeutic relationships with patients and their carers. Conclusion This research adds to the body of knowledge in palliative care. It identifies key elements in the learning of counselling skills and recognizes the impact of these skills on improving the care of palliative care patients and familie|
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