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How Fast Can Nurses Learn Therapeutic Communication Skills? A Pilot Study on Brief Hypnotic Communication Training Conducted with Oncology Nurses

H. Zarglayoun, C. Arbour, J. Delage, S. Pierre, M. Tremblay, D. Hjeij, P. Rainville, D. Ogez

Psycho-Oncologie 2022, 16(4), 375-379. https://doi.org/10.3166/pson-2022-0202

Abstract

Objective: This project aimed to train nurses on an oncology unit in hypnotic communication to reduce treatment-related pain and anxiety in their patients. A pilot study was conducted to assess changes in hypnotic communication behaviors associated with the training.
Methods: Nurses were recruited and their interactions during a simulated patient admission for treatment (before and after training) were recorded. Hypnotic communication skills were assessed by independent reviewers using a training checklist listing different hypnotic communication techniques and a validated assessment scale (Sainte-Justine Hypnotic Communication Assessment Scale, SJ-HCAS).
Results: Seven nurses were evaluated. Wilcoxon pairedsample tests (pre–post) reported significant improvement with large effect sizes in the total score of the training grid (P = 0.034, r = 0.832) and significant improvement with large effect sizes in the relational (P = 0.018, r = 0.930) and total (P = 0.021, r = 0.903) scores of the SJ-HCAS.
Conclusion: This pilot study shows promising results regarding the effectiveness of hypnotic communication training for nurses. These acquired skills could translate into improved treatment experience with patients and could be transferred to other professionals and settings in the health care system.

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Zarglayoun, H., Arbour, C., Delage, J., Pierre, S., Tremblay, M. et al. (2022). How fast can nurses learn therapeutic communication skills? A pilot study on brief hypnotic communication training conducted with oncology nurses. Psycho-Oncologie, 16(4), 375-379. https://doi.org/10.3166/pson-2022-0202
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Zarglayoun H, Arbour C, Delage J, Pierre S, Tremblay M, Hjeij D, et al. How fast can nurses learn therapeutic communication skills? A pilot study on brief hypnotic communication training conducted with oncology nurses. Psycho-Oncologie. 2022;16(4):375-379 https://doi.org/10.3166/pson-2022-0202
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H. Zarglayoun et al., "How Fast Can Nurses Learn Therapeutic Communication Skills? A Pilot Study on Brief Hypnotic Communication Training Conducted with Oncology Nurses," Psycho-Oncologie, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 375-379. 2022. https://doi.org/10.3166/pson-2022-0202



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