PRE THERAPY APPRAISAL
By Malcolm Rae NIMHE'S Programme Lead for the Acute In
-Patient Care Programme
A Client centred approach, which values the autonomy of the individual and promotes communication in a healing relationship.
Its application for a range of client groups including people with severe enduring psychosis, depression, learning disability, dementia and individuals with severe traumatic conditions.
Builds on existing psychotherapeutic approaches.
nursing and other staff by enhancing their skill levels, confidence,
self-esteem and is likely to increase their motivation and has the
capacity to provide a protective factor in coping with the stressors of
strategies and techniques will add to the reinforcing of hope and optimism
on the long and somewhat tortuous journey.
for meaningful engagement and the development of close personal
relationships and practical interventions, which may lead to a deeper
relationship, and understanding of feelings and emotions.
older people it provides a framework and structure to enhance
communications in a purposeful way, which has the potential to lead to
more enlightened personalised care with opportunities for family/carer
Malcolm Rae 5/1/05