GPs perceptions of counselling and psychotherapy in Primary Health Care

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/89975
Title:
GPs perceptions of counselling and psychotherapy in Primary Health Care
Authors:
Hammond, Liz
Abstract:
This study examines GPs perceptions of counselling and psychotherapy within Primary Health Care. The study explores notions of health including that of mental health and illness, and of counselling and psychotherapy as linguistic practices. It examines the meeting of the medical model with that of a psychotherapeutic model taking place in Primary Care, from the perspective of researcher as practitioner within that framework. The theoretical perspective of the study is explained, based as it is on a postmodern perspective which promotes an emphasis on content and perspective within the research method, rather than a preoccupation with findings. Medicine and counselling and psychotherapy are examined as contemporary cultural practices. It was found that in an increasingly de-personalised culture within, and outside, the NHS, GPs base their perceptions on those with whom they work, can relate to, and have learned to trust, rather than have a purely theoretical perception of counselling and psychotherapy. A further hypothesis for future research might be that counselling and psychotherapy in primary care supply something of the notion of what is lost in modern medicine. The large sample size meant that much material has been excluded from the study. The influence of researcher’s perspective on the study and the analysis of that material is discussed, together with prior relationships with the participants also influencing the study.
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/89975
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorHammond, Lizen
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-19T14:27:16Z-
dc.date.available2010-01-19T14:27:16Z-
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/89975-
dc.description.abstractThis study examines GPs perceptions of counselling and psychotherapy within Primary Health Care. The study explores notions of health including that of mental health and illness, and of counselling and psychotherapy as linguistic practices. It examines the meeting of the medical model with that of a psychotherapeutic model taking place in Primary Care, from the perspective of researcher as practitioner within that framework. The theoretical perspective of the study is explained, based as it is on a postmodern perspective which promotes an emphasis on content and perspective within the research method, rather than a preoccupation with findings. Medicine and counselling and psychotherapy are examined as contemporary cultural practices. It was found that in an increasingly de-personalised culture within, and outside, the NHS, GPs base their perceptions on those with whom they work, can relate to, and have learned to trust, rather than have a purely theoretical perception of counselling and psychotherapy. A further hypothesis for future research might be that counselling and psychotherapy in primary care supply something of the notion of what is lost in modern medicine. The large sample size meant that much material has been excluded from the study. The influence of researcher’s perspective on the study and the analysis of that material is discussed, together with prior relationships with the participants also influencing the study.en
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dc.subjectGPen
dc.subjectPrimary Health Careen
dc.subjectCounsellingen
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.titleGPs perceptions of counselling and psychotherapy in Primary Health Careen
dc.typeThesisen
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