What it means to the Community Psychiatric Nurse to be a provider of counselling/psychotherapy

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90343
Title:
What it means to the Community Psychiatric Nurse to be a provider of counselling/psychotherapy
Authors:
Thorpe, Richard
Abstract:
This is a qualitative study using the approach of discourse analysis as described by Potter & Wetherell (1987). The study completed by the researcher examines the transcripts of semi-structured interviews held with six experienced Community Psychiatric Nurses (CPNs). The interviews explored what meaning the provision of counselling and psychotherapy held for them when called upon to provide such therapy. The purpose of the study was to extend knowledge that may prove helpful in increasing the quality of care provided by the CPNs to those clients who are referred to them for counselling and psychotherapy. Issues raised in the study include whether or not the CPN is an appropriate professional person to provide such therapy, the changing role of the CPN, as well as the question of the sufficiency of nurse training and education in order to fulfil the role expected of them. In addressing these issues, models of care emerge and questions of changing or conflicting paradigms become evident. This study is set against a background of changes in the National Health Service (NHS) where funding for counselling is being withdrawn from what were ‘fund holding practices’. There are issues concerning who should provide counselling within the Primary Health Care Team (PHCT). Will General Practitioners who had lost their funding for counsellors refer more of their patients to the community psychiatric nursing services?
Issue Date:
2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90343
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorThorpe, Richarden
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-22T10:49:09Z-
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dc.date.issued2000-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/90343-
dc.description.abstractThis is a qualitative study using the approach of discourse analysis as described by Potter & Wetherell (1987). The study completed by the researcher examines the transcripts of semi-structured interviews held with six experienced Community Psychiatric Nurses (CPNs). The interviews explored what meaning the provision of counselling and psychotherapy held for them when called upon to provide such therapy. The purpose of the study was to extend knowledge that may prove helpful in increasing the quality of care provided by the CPNs to those clients who are referred to them for counselling and psychotherapy. Issues raised in the study include whether or not the CPN is an appropriate professional person to provide such therapy, the changing role of the CPN, as well as the question of the sufficiency of nurse training and education in order to fulfil the role expected of them. In addressing these issues, models of care emerge and questions of changing or conflicting paradigms become evident. This study is set against a background of changes in the National Health Service (NHS) where funding for counselling is being withdrawn from what were ‘fund holding practices’. There are issues concerning who should provide counselling within the Primary Health Care Team (PHCT). Will General Practitioners who had lost their funding for counsellors refer more of their patients to the community psychiatric nursing services?en
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dc.subjectCounsellingen
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.subjectDiscourse Analysisen
dc.subjectCommunity Psychiatric Nursesen
dc.titleWhat it means to the Community Psychiatric Nurse to be a provider of counselling/psychotherapyen
dc.typeThesisen
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