Speak Your Truth: Proven Strategies for Effective Nurse-Physician Communication / Edition 2

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The #1 best–selling book on nursing empowerment is newly expanded and better than ever

A witty and entertaining book that delivers a mission–critical message.

This best–selling book by Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN, delivers effective strategies for improving nurse–physician relationships. Bartholomew uses engaging case scenarios, critical–thinking activities, and real–world tips to help nurses understand and communicate with physicians.

Don’t miss what Kathleen has to say in this expanded edition of Speak Your Truth. She now provides strategies for both nursing and non–nursing leadership to create and sustain a healthy work environment.

This book helps you:

  • Ensure patient safety through improved collegiality between physicians and nurses

  • Increase recruitment and retention by creating a healthy work environment

  • Empower nurses to improve communication by confidently interacting with disruptive physicians

  • Increase productivity through creating a culture of accountability

With new research highlighting the latest strategies for improving communication, the expanded version now includes:

  • A chapter for senior leadership containing organization strategies to improve communication and ways to intervene with disruptive physicians

  • Fresh insight for leaders on establishing expectations with physicians, nurses, and other staff

  • New strategies to promote zero tolerance for bad behaviors

  • More ways to promote a collegial workplace

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601467492
  • Publisher: HCPro, Inc
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Edition description: Expanded
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 187
  • Sales rank: 1,027,564
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN, managed a 57–bed orthopedic and spine unit in a tertiary hospital in Seattle for six years. Recognizing that the culture of an institution is critical to patient safety, she speaks about the image and future of nursing, creating healthy work environments, communication, nurse–to–nurse hostility, and improving physician–nurse relationships. Bartholomew is the author of several HCPro books, including Ending Nurse–to–Nurse Hostility: Why Nurses Eat Their Young and Each Other, Stressed Out About Communication Skills, and is co–author of The Image of Nursing: Perspectives on Shaping, Elevating, and Empowering the Nursing Profession.

As a registered nurse and counselor, Bartholomew uses story to bring to light the challenges and issues facing nurses today. Her strength is her ability to link the academic world with the practical reality of the hospital. Her objective is to serve as a much–needed voice for nursing today.

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