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Client-centred counselling: a study of nurses' attitudes

Burnard, P. and Morrison, P. (1991) Client-centred counselling: a study of nurses' attitudes. Nurse Education Today, 11 (2). pp. 104-109.

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A survey of 142 nurses from mixed grades and disciplines was carried out to evaluate their attitudes to counselling. The Nelson-Jones and Patterson Counselling Attitude Scale was used to collect and analyse the data. The main finding was that the group as a whole showed only a slight tendency towards client-centredness. However, some interesting trends emerged across the groups, with students for example tending to be more client-centred than qualified staff. Some possible explanations for these results are offered.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright: © 1991 Published by Elsevier Ltd
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