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The recognition of facial expression by forensic healthcare nurses

Ratnalingam, Elilarasi (2019) The recognition of facial expression by forensic healthcare nurses.

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Abstract:This study deals with the recognition of emotions in the face by forensic health care nurses. Current research gave input about how to read emotions in the face and how to use micro expressions in order to be able to evaluate a person’s nonverbal facial behaviour. Since various incidents are reported where nurses are endangered, questions arise on how to reduce those. This study aims to find out whether nurses working in clinical practice have sufficient knowledge about nonverbal cues, especially facial expressions in order to use the knowledge in their work with forensic patients. Also, it was to discover if those nurses believe that a training done for this topic would be beneficial for their work. A qualitative interview study was done with 10 nurses from a forensic health psychiatry in the Netherlands. The results were evaluated with a content analysis. The outcome shows that the respective nurses do not have sufficient knowledge about facial expressions to apply it in their work. All of the participants support the invention of a training about emotions in the face for the sake of improvement of their work. More research in the clinical practice about emotions in the face should be done to further develop and improve the training of forensic health nurses.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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