What is whole person healthcare?


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The art of listening: discovering the ‘story’ behind the illness

A listening skills mini-course in 14 parts.

  1. A person speaks as a whole
  2. Gaining permission
  3. The Smorgasbord Question
  4. Don’t jump to conclusions!
  5. The emergence of meaning
  6. The role of imagination
  7. Self-disclosure and sharing experience
  8. Personal discipline, and who is there for whom?
  9. Making connections, seeing patterns
  10. Co-constructing the story
  11. The power of summary
  12. Educating about illness and story connections
  13. Timing and waiting
  14. Being there for the other

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