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Counselling in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

ISBN: 978-1-85433-119-9
158 pages
April 1994, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book describes the principles and skills of counselling. It provides practical guidelines which show, by example how to communicate effectively, how to offer counselling and support, and how to face and deal with difficult situations. Detailed attention is given to issues such as preparing women for surgery, breaking bad news, and providing information and support before, during and after childbirth.
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Table of Contents

1. Theories and Practices.

2. Experiences of reproductive problems.

3. Counselling.

4. Initial contact.

5. Providing information and support.

6. New perspectives and problem solving.

7. Conclusions.

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Author Information

Dr Myra Hunter is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist working in obstetrics and gynaecology at University College Hospital and Research Fellow / Senior at Guy's Hospital Medical School.
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