ToolsThat Can Be Used To Motivate the Client
The motivation counseling style is known to initiate behavioralchange in clients. Support and encouragement are required for clientsto keep track with their chosen program. Secondly, even after asuccessful discharge, clients need the motivation to maintain theirgains (Schwitzer & Rubin, 2015).
Useof Metaphors and Stories
They reframe the problem in an effective cultural perspective. Theyare used to establish foundations to help the client come into termswith the organization (Zuniga, 2015). Metaphors have been proven tobe among the best tools.
Clients require a safe and comfortable setting treatment setting.Factors such as gender, ethnicity, and previous experience influencetheir natural reactions. Programs should incorporate innovative waysto welcome the clients (Wong et al., 2016). For example,African-Americans refer to each other as brother and sister while asNative Americans consider each other as relatives
InductClients into Their Roles
The clients should be informed of what is expected and the rules thatare followed. Use a precise language that the client easilyunderstands. Anything that seems to be perplexing should beaddressed. Role induction may fail to prevent premature terminationitself, but it helps in preparing the client of what is expected(Wong et al., 2016).
Interventionsto Make the Client More Focused
The language used should always emphasize on the likelihood of change(Schwitzer & Rubin, 2015). For example, “What will you be doingafter you are released from hospital?” this is an intervention thatoffers hope to the client.
Realistic goals should be set, which will enable the clients to focuson the steps rather than the final results.
Immunize the Client against Common Difficulties
The client may react emotionally or have negative reactions whenrevealing what they planned. These can be controlled throughimmunizing your clients. Such problems should be addressed earlybefore they occur (Guidetti & Tham, 2014).
Indicatorsof a Stuck Client
Sometimes theclient fails to progress, backsliding, and client resistance tochange.
Importanceof the First Session
Discharge planning is a dynamic process that should be started at thebeginning of the admission. This allows every individual to focus ona clear endpoint in the clients care. Below are the advantages
Establish an ultimate aim in the provider’s mind, of providing supportive services.
Follow-up rates are improved for clients with a track record of non-compliance
Moral values are cultured in the first session. This establishes a good channel of communication.
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