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Getting research into policy and practice

INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (IDS)
October 2009

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This issue focuses on the innovative approaches to communicating research experiences being used by researchers and communication experts around sexual and reproductive health and HIV and AIDS globally. It includes specific articles about Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa and Bangladesh

Comprehensive counseling for reproductive health : an integrated curriculum. Trainers' manual

ENGENDERHEALTH
2003

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Developed by EngenderHealth, this curriculum is designed to prepare all levels of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) providers to use communication and counseling skills to assess and address clients' comprehensive SRH needs. It introduces the concept of integrated SRH counseling - a two-way interaction between a client and a provider to assess and address the client's overall SRH needs, regardless of what health service he or she is working within or what services the client has requested. The curriculum trains providers to focus on the client as a whole person and to consider factors both inside and outside the clinic that influence a client's SRH decision-making. The trainer's manual consists of an introduction to trainers, a detailed curriculum with session guides and a series of appendicies containing additional materials

Comprehensive counseling for reproductive health : an integrated curriculum. Participant's handbook

ENGENDERHEALTH
2003

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Developed by EngenderHealth, this curriculum is designed to prepare all levels of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) providers to use communication and counseling skills to assess and address clients' comprehensive SRH needs. It introduces the concept of integrated SRH counseling - a two-way interaction between a client and a provider to assess and address the client's overall SRH needs, regardless of what health service he or she is working within or what services the client has requested. The curriculum trains providers to focus on the client as a whole person and to consider factors both inside and outside the clinic that influence a client's SRH decision-making. The participant's handbook provides information on the principles and approaches of client-centred communications related to SRH and further details the role of providers in creating a good climate for communication, assisting clients in making good decisions and helping clients follow through on their decisions. The handbook also includes relevant worksheets

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