Effective counselling is a cornerstone of all nursing care. This new edition moves beyond the identification of a problem in order to examine fully the practical nature of counselling concentrating in particular on the potentially highly senstive nature of caring. Topics covered include support systems, the bearing of ethical issues on nurisng practice and the special skills required to give appropriate advice in the case of bereavement. The book's theoretical underpinning is once again the authors's own 'Four Questions Model', which has been expanded for this edition: What is happening? What is the meaning of it? What is your goal? and How are you going to do it?All in all, the book comprises a practical guide for student and practising nurses in all disciplines.Highly successful backlist title which fits in well with Balliere Tindall's publishing programme as a whole.