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Counselling and health care: a perspective from pharmacy

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Hargie, Owen and Morrow, Norman (1990) Counselling and health care: a perspective from pharmacy. International Pharmacy Journal, 4 (6). pp. 255-259. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Counselling, as a therapeutic process, is receiving increasing attention within the health care literature. Yet, there is confusion on the part of practitioners with regard to the actual nature, and function, of counseling. This article examines the defining features of ‘pure’ counselling, and outlines a model of this activity which can readily be applied when interacting with patients. This examination of counselling takes place within the overall context of pharmacy practice, thereby illustrating how the counselling model can be directly related to a specific health profession. An overview of research evidence pertaining to the effectiveness of patient counselling is presented, and the overall conclusion is that much more attention needs to be devoted to what has been a neglected strategy during the training of pharmacist and other practitioners.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Communication
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Communication
ID Code:20197
Deposited By:Professor Owen Hargie
Deposited On:04 Oct 2011 09:07
Last Modified:04 Oct 2011 09:07

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