Hallucination and delusion usually affect the emotion, thinking process, behaviors, and quality of life of a schizophrenic patient. Therefore, assisting patients with schizophrenia has become an important task for health care providers. This article aims to introduce the theory of Ellis' ABC model. The contents include principles of Ellis' ABC model and eight basic steps from assessment to intervention. According to the theory of Ellis' ABC model, delusion refers to the beliefs, and hallucination refers to the triggering event. The use of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in treating schizophrenic patients includes identifying the automatic thought with dysfunctional thought record, by using reality testing to look at the evidence, through the thinking process to discover alternative thinking, and reducing delusion finally. This article could provide theory of CBT and practical strategies to hallucination and delusion for mental health nurses in caring patients with schizophrenia and provision of better care for patients with schizophrenia.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Application of Cognitive Behavior Therapy in the Patients with Schizophrenia|
|Original language||Traditional Chinese|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|