Self Awareness in Health Care: Engaging in Helping Relationships

Self Awareness in Health Care: Engaging in Helping Relationships


By (author) Dev M. Rungapadiachy

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 233mm x 15mm | 427g
  • Publication date: 27 November 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0230019889
  • ISBN 13: 9780230019881
  • Sales rank: 804,979

Product description

Being self-aware is particularly important for healthcare professionals who need to manage their cognitive, affective and behavioural self in order to engage effectively in therapeutic relationships. This book examines how self-awareness can be developed and applied in practice by combining theoretical and practical approaches.

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Author information

Dr. Dev M. Rungapadiachy is Lecturer in Interpersonal Communication, Psychology and Nursing at the University of Leeds, UK. His previous publications include Interpersonal Communication and Psychology for Health Care Professionals: Theory and Practice (1999).

Review quote

'The book is a comprehensive guide on how to develop communication skills. It would be a useful reference for students and qualified nurses who are interested in empowerment, the use of language, developing relationships, stress, aggression, loss and the dynamics of power.' - Nursing Standard

Table of contents

Introduction PART ONE: ON DEVELOPING SELF-AWARENESS: A Way of Engaging Self Awareness PART TWO: SELF-AWARENESS AND THE PERSON'S EXPERIENCE OF ILLNESS Stress, Vulnerability and Self-Awareness Power, Empowerment and Self-Awareness Emotion of Loss and Self-Awareness Anger, Aggression and Self-Awareness PART THREE: COMMUNICATION, ENGAGEMENT, AND THE HELPING RELATIONSHIP The Use of Language and Self-Awareness Interpersonal Communication and Self-Awareness Interpersonal Communication and Interpersonal Skills Engagement and Developing Relationships Concluding Remarks