personal problems

FREE subscriptions for doctors and students... click here
You have 3 more open access pages.

  • Identifying personal problems - BATHE: Background - areas of psychosocial problems Affect - feelings, anxieties and sensitive areas Trouble - how the problem troubles the patient Handling - methods of coping and support Empathy - acknowledge distress, legitimise feelings
  • Managing personal problems - SOAP: Support - make people feel normal Objectivity - feed back a realistic picture Acceptance and self-acceptance Present focus - focus on the present, not past/future
  • Changing behaviour: Dissatisfaction as the motivation for change An alternative strategy required Emotional commitment to change Practice and feedback Reinforce the new behaviour
  • Psychological treatments: Form relationship with the patient Talk and action by the patient Help and change in behaviour and feelings

Last reviewed 01/2018