Empathic Curiosity (Nursing Times / Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing)

Summary

Empathic curiosity is an approach to establishing modes of communication when caring for people with dementia. The approach is based on an attempted appreciation their experiences and feelings.

“Adopting an empathic and curious stance may help to establish the common ground for meaningful communication and help to cultivate relationships that are based upon equality and common understanding, rather than power and dependency”.

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Reference

Dementia communication using empathic curiosity. Nursing Times, June 6th 2014, 110(24), pp.12-15.

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Reference

McEvoy, P. [and] Plant, R. (2014).  Dementia care: using empathic curiosity to establish the common ground that is necessary for meaningful communication. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, March 21st 2014. [Epub ahead of print]. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

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