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Perceptual shifts of priority: a qualitative study bringing emotional intelligence to the foreground for nurses in talk-based therapy roles

By John Hurley


This paper presents the findings of a qualitative study conceptually framed by social constructionism that explored the experiences of mental health nurses engaging in talk-based therapy roles. Constructions from the participants\u27 narratives are shown to have a powerful resonance with the construct of emotional intelligence, a resonance also echoed from the literature, and policies from the UK identified within the paper. Forwarded is that rather than prioritizing the development of technical approaches of specific therapies, nurses should equally be prepared for talk-based therapy roles through developing their emotionally intelligence capabilities

Topics: education, emotional intelligence, mental health nursing, talk-based therapies, Medicine and Health Sciences
Publisher: ePublications@SCU
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2012.01892.x
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