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Counselling in Medical Settings (Counselling in Context) [Paperback]

Patricia L. East

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1 May 1995 0335192416 978-0335192410
This text describes the emergence and growth of counselling in medical settings and examines the issues surrounding its incorporation into this context. Written in an accessible style, it provides an overview of counselling and counselling skills, focusing on specific issues pertinent to counsellors from a variety of medical backgrounds. The author's account of counselling in medical settings and the meaning of illness for individuals is supplemented by the extensive use of examples and case material from practitioners.

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"...achieves its aim admirably - it puts counselling in medical settings into context. As someone who has been counselling in a GP practice for five years, I very much appreciated, and learned from,this chance to step back and see the wider picture." - British Association for Counselling ( Generation of PM publication page 46) "...gives a helpful range of historical, theoretical and practical material in relation to counselling in the context of health-care." - Contact: The Interdisciplinary Journal ofPastoral Studies "...this book offers those in Relatea chance tobroaden perspectives and to consider where - and where not - Relate has an appropriate part to play in developing counselling in medical settings." - Relate News "...a useful addition to the burgeoning literature on counselling in primary care becauseit addresses many areas which hitherto have been ignored." - Psychodynamic Counselling "...an interesting and informative read for health care professionals concerned with the provision of person-centred medical care." - Nursing Review.

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