Nursing: Communication Skills in Practice

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Overview


The journey to becoming a nurse requires students to demonstrate effective communication skills with patients, carers and other healthcare professionals, based on sound evidence and apply these in a variety of care settings. Nursing: Communication Skills in Practice has been specifically developed as a one stop shop of healthcare communication theory and practical skills for all aspects of the pre-registration course - in both the classroom and on clinical placement.

The authors introduce essential communication and interpersonal theories before explaining how these can be applied therapeutically with patients and carers, professionally with colleagues and on health records, as well as how to overcome common challenges in practice. Practice examples, scenarios, and videos apply skills to a huge range of clinical settings and client groups so readers can easily see how to adapt their approach for different fields of practice and individual patient needs whilst basing decisions on a clear rationale.

Useful for the entire course, the content reflects the NMC domain for communication and interpersonal skills and also addresses the student's experience of placement learning, presentations, assignments and personal development. Written in an easy to read, student friendly manner and accompanied by video, this text will help student nurses develop excellent communication skills so they are truly prepared for practice.

Online material to accompany the book

Videos: bring theory to life by demonstrating communication skills in action.

Quizzes allow students to test their underlying knowledge and understanding.

Scenarios give students a chance to consider knowledge and apply their skills prior to placement or assessments.

Practice exercises and learning materials can be printed off to be used in placement with mentors to help students translate theory into practice and achieve their learning outcomes.

Advice and reflections from academics, clinicians and other students will give junior students the benefit of other's experience and tips on what works well.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199582723
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/22/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 800,965
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Lucy Webb, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: THEORIES OF COMMUNICATION
1. Introduction to communication skills
2. The nurse-patient relationship
3. How to relate to others effectively
4. Active listening and attending: communication skills and the health care environment
5. Groups and teamwork
PART TWO: APPLICATION OF COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN NURSING
6. Theory to practice: communicating therapeutically
7. Facing challenges in healthcare communication
8. Health promotion and communication techniques
9. Using health information
10. Professional communication skills for student survival: self-management, writing, and presenting
PART THREE: ADVANCING APPLICATION OF COMMUNICATION SKILLS
11. Communicating in immediate and short-term care situations
12. Communicating with people with chronic and long term health needs
13. Communicating with children & young people and their families
14. Communication and the cognitively impaired patient
15. Engagement, motivation and changing behaviour
16. Communication for personal and professional development

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