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Understanding the Ununderstandable

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Understanding the Ununderstandable

This public lecture was about listening very carefully as a therapeutic intervention. The better you listen to someone the more likely it is that you will understand them. If you understand them you are more likely to be able to help them. Professor Austyn Snowden and associate Professor Mick Fleming first discuss some examples of this, and in particular discuss Karl Jaspers, one of the first psychiatrists to attempt to really understand people suffering delusions in the early twentieth century. Austyn then introduces the Scottish PROM, a five-item measure of spiritual care he created along with his chaplain colleagues in Scotland. The Scottish PROM is now used worldwide to help chaplains understand the needs of their patients and the impact of their interventions. Results show that when with a chaplain, ‘being able to talk about what was on my mind’ is the single most important element of anyone’s recovery. Austyn and Mick then respond to a series of questions from the audience.


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Contributor: Mark Pentler
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Date Added: 12 Oct 2017
More In: School of Health and Social Care
Duration: 01:01:37