Handbook of Communication in Anaesthesia & Critical Care: A Practical Guide to Exploring the Art

Handbook of Communication in Anaesthesia & Critical Care: A Practical Guide to Exploring the Art

by Allan M. Cyna
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199577285

ISBN-13: 9780199577286

Pub. Date: 12/30/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book provides anesthetists, intensivists and other critical care staff with a comprehensive resource that offers ways of improving communication in everyday clinical practice, and provides practical communication tools that can be used in difficult or unfamiliar circumstances. It demonstrates how communication can be structured to improve patient care and

Overview

This book provides anesthetists, intensivists and other critical care staff with a comprehensive resource that offers ways of improving communication in everyday clinical practice, and provides practical communication tools that can be used in difficult or unfamiliar circumstances. It demonstrates how communication can be structured to improve patient care and safety with numerous practical examples and vignettes illustrating how the concepts discussed can be integrated into clinical practice, and presents ideas in a way that enhances clinical interactions with patients and colleagues and facilitate the teaching of trainees.

Edited by practicing anesthetists with particular expertise in teaching communication, and with contributions from expert clinicians based in North America, Europe and Australasia, this book will stimulate and complement the development of comprehensive resources for communication skills teaching in anesthesia and other related professional groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199577286
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/30/2010
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

SECTION I Principles of Communication
1. To begin...., Stavros Prineas, Andrew Smith, Suyin Tan
2. Structures, Allan Cyna, Marion Andrew, Suyin Tan
3. How words hurt, Allan Cyna, Elvira Lang
4. Language and the subconscious, Allan Cyna, Marion Andrew, Suyin Tan
5. Narrative and Metaphor, Audrey Shafer
SECTION II Routine Clinical Applications
6. The pre-anaesthetic visit, Vince Kopp
7. Consent, Alan Merry, Sally Merry
8. Perioperative care, Andrew Smith, Allan Cyna, Suyin Tan
SECTION III Specific clinical contexts
9. The obstetric patient, Marion Andrew, Allan Cyna
10. The paediatric patient, David Sainsbury, Allan Cyna
11. Critical care, Daniel Nethercott, Maire Shelly
12. When bad things happen, Diana Strange Khursandi
13. Patients with special needs, Gillian Hood, Suyin Tan
14. Needle phobia, Allan Cyna, Marion Andrew
15. Intra-operative awareness, Christel Bejenke
SECTION IV Communication with colleagues
16. Safety-critical communication, Stavros Prineas
17. The theatre team, Suyin Tan, Andy McWilliam
18. Teaching and research, Susie Richmond, Andrew Smith, Suyin Tan
19. Administrators, Scott Simmons
SECTION V Advanced Communication Techniques
20. Hypnotic techniques, Marie-Elisabeth Faymonville, Christel Bejenke, Ernil Hansen

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