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Trials and triumphs, stories and solutions: using systemic therapy techniques to facilitate paediatric and community nurses' groups.

Griffin, A; Christie, D; (2004) Trials and triumphs, stories and solutions: using systemic therapy techniques to facilitate paediatric and community nurses' groups. J Child Health Care , 8 (1) pp. 59-68. 10.1177/1367493504041855.

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Abstract

Staff groups for nurses are seen as useful for stress reduction and team building, with a widely-held belief that they should be made available and used by staff. However, while usually requested by service managers, staff have varying views regarding their need and varying levels of comfort with participation. This article considers the challenges that are faced in setting up staff support groups for two different groups of nurses. The first group, for paediatric nurses working on an adolescent medical in-patient unit, is now a settled and established entity. The second group, for a community paediatric nursing team, continues to evolve in response to changing needs. Ways to adapt the group model to increase attendance rates and ensure the groups are helpful are presented. This article is intended as a resource for professionals who are already running groups or are considering establishing one.

Type: Article
Title: Trials and triumphs, stories and solutions: using systemic therapy techniques to facilitate paediatric and community nurses' groups.
Location: England
DOI: 10.1177/1367493504041855
Keywords: Adolescent, Child, Community Health Nursing, Humans, Nursing Staff, Hospital, Patient Care Team, Pediatric Nursing, Problem Solving, Self-Help Groups, Staff Development, United Kingdom
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/87748
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