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Asking questions to aid recovery

30 September 2011

Mental Health Practice


Questioning is a fundamental part of practitioner-client interactions, crucial to develop an understanding of clients’ experiences and to assess risks associated...

Explaining solution focused therapy

05 May 1993

Nursing Standard

Clinical psychotherapy

Psychotherapies have tended to concentrate on clients’ complaints in an attempt to overcome their problems: solution focused therapy, on the other hand, looks for...

Evaluating the VERA framework for communication

09 September 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes an evaluation of the use of the VERA (validation, emotion, reassurance, activity) framework for communication in a practice development unit...

VERA framework: communicating with people who have dementia

09 November 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article presents a communication framework, devised by the authors, that could be used by healthcare professionals who come into contact with people who have...