Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
More than ever before, nurses need highly developed skills in order to communicate sensitively and collaboratively, across a wide range of media, with patients, clients, and colleagues from a variety of backgrounds. Supporting students and practitioners in developing a patient-centred and therapeutic framework for communication, the new edition of Communication Skills for Nursing Practice takes a practical and hands-on approach to communication theory. This accessible introduction features research from a wide range of healthcare contexts, and provides exercises and action plans to help nurses integrate psychological and healthcare communication theory into their day-to-day professional practice. Fully revised and updated, with new material on diversity, continuing professional development, and email and telephone communication skills, this is an essential guide to one of the most fundamental skills in the caring professions.
Effective communication skills are crucial in all aspects of nursing practice - this book will enable you to communicate effectively and with confidence in your professional practice. It focusses on the communication skills needed for the development of effective professional and therapeutic relationships. It is a 'how to do it' book that relates the theory of effective and ethical communication to the practice of nursing and provides a framework for developing communication skills to meet a variety of nursing situations. Helps user to: ensure respect and dignity; communicate assertively; develop empathy and comfort skills; communicate effectively in a team; deal with difficult situations; and reflect on actual practice Offers an easy to use, attractive 2 colour design throughout. Written in a clear, consistent style to aid comprehension. Further reading and references point to the evidence and knowledge base.
Nursing students require a unique guide to communication and interpersonal skills to help them succeed on both placement and in academic work. This text presents the theory and practice of communication for all care settings, and professional needs during the pre-registration course.
Compassion and caring are at the very heart of nursing – possibly that’s why you were attracted to the nursing profession in the first place. But what does compassionate caring really mean in nursing practice? Compassion, Caring and Communication: Skills for Nursing Practice is a practical book that guides you through the complex dimensions of caring. It considers the ways in which you connect with patients, families and co-workers, and the long-lasting impact of emotions and feelings. Using real-life narratives, case studies and reflection activities, the authors demonstrate how you can develop and maintain the empathy and communication skills you need to create effective, compassionate and caring partnerships. New to the second edition: Comprehensively updated throughout to reflect and highlight current professional pressures and public concerns around nursing practice. Includes a broader range of relevant case studies, discussions and scenarios to engage students and qualified nurses at all levels. Contains new content about the impacts of recent government reports and policies on nursing care, developing an awareness of contemporary issues and debates. The BOND caring framework has been revised and updated alongside new ‘caring indicators’, to support the development of compassionate caring skills. All references have been updated using the latest sources and evidence-based studies.
Effective communication skills are crucial in all aspects of nursing and midwifery practice - this book will enable readers to communicate effectively and with confidence in their professional practice. It focuses on the communication skills needed for the development of effective professional and therapeutic relationships. It is a 'how to do it' book that relates the theory of effective and ethical communication to the practice of nursing and midwifery and provides a framework for developing communication skills to meet a variety of situations.
Survive placements and practice with this essential guide forall student nurses. Providing words of wisdom and advice from real-life studentnurses, Communication Skills for Nurses is a handy,portable, and fun introduction to the key communication andinterpersonal skills you’ll need on placement and as aregistered nurse. Special features: Developed by students, for students Clear, straightforward, and jargon-free Explains how to use your interpersonal skills effectively,communicate with patients with specific conditions, and handle bothcriticisms and compliments Features tips and advice from real life nursing students Examples and questions based on real life nursing andhealthcare situations
This guide will help children's nurses to communicate with confidence, sensitivity and effectiveness; to meet the individual needs of children and their families. The book explores different aspects of communicating in this challenging environment using vignettes, examples, practice insights and tips. The book emphasises the importance of listening to and respecting children's views and rights, in addition to respecting parent responsibility, rights and duty to act in the child's best interests. The authors show how a balance between protective exclusion and facilitated inclusion is core to communicating with children and families.
Good communication and interpersonal skills remain one of the enduring and fundamental characteristics of high-quality nursing and midwifery practice. This is despite major developments in our knowledge of scientific, technological and pharmacological health treatments. However, because communication is viewed as an implicit part of everyday life, the skills required for effective communication and appropriate professional interactions are often overlooked. This book provides student nurses with the essential information on communication and interpersonal skills. It clearly explores the core concepts and evidence base and is practical and accessible, helping students to gain confidence in these skills.
A practical book aimed at helping the trainee or qualified nurse to hone and develop their communication skills. Full of vignettes from both patient and nurse perspective, the book includes common scenarios, activity points and suggestions for practice.