Reflective accounts

Supporting patients who experience hallucinations

A CPD article improved Rose Gallacher’s understanding of how to care for people experiencing hallucinations
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A CPD article improved Rose Gallacher’s understanding of how to care for people experiencing hallucinations

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article provided information about hallucinations for nurses in general clinical practice. It discussed the different types of hallucinations that a person may experience, the causes and how nurses can best respond to this patient group.

What did you learn from the CPD activity, feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

Hallucinations were described as a form of ideation, affecting one or more of the senses of hearing, sight, touch, smell and taste without stimuli. By contrast, delusions relate to false or fixed beliefs that are unreal, either about the person or about others. Hallucinations and delusions are

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