Therapeutic Interaction In Nursing / Edition 2

Therapeutic Interaction In Nursing / Edition 2

by Christine Williams
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0763751294
ISBN-13:
9780763751296
Pub. Date:
09/21/2007
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Overview

Therapeutic Interaction In Nursing / Edition 2

Optimize Patient Outcomes with Effective Communication!

Nurses communicate with a diverse client group in their everyday practice. Each day is fraught with communication challenges from a patient, a family member, a colleague, or a supervisor. Excellence in nursing care requires the ability to instantly respond to an emotion-charged moment with a therapeutic use of one’s self, by way of effective verbal and non-verbal communication. The Second Edition of Therapeutic Interaction in Nursing provides an advanced theoretical explanation of therapeutic communication for the nurse and nursing student when encountering problematic situations.

Unique knowledge and skills are necessary for both the student and professional as they encounter challenges in their daily interactions with a variety of individuals, including the patient with a psychiatric illness, the cognitively impaired patient, children, the critically ill, or the patient on a ventilator.

This multifaceted text not only provides the skill development required to communicate therapeutically in these difficult situations, it offers communication strategies and self-awareness exercises that will assist in the inner growth necessary to develop effective outer behavior.

New Chapters in the Second Edition:

Chapter 6: Communicating with Families
Chapter 8: Communicating with Older Adults
Chapter 12: Communicating with Laboring Women
Chapter 13: Communicating at Times of Loss and Grief
Chapter 14: Health Literacy and Communication

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763751296
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 09/21/2007
Edition description: 2E
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Dedicationiii
Acknowledgmentsvii
About the Authorsix
Contributing Authorsx
Forewordxi
Introductionxiii
Section ITherapeutic Use of Self1
Chapter 1Understanding the Self3
Chapter 2Using the Self to Promote Health17
Section IIInteracting With Others27
Chapter 3The Process of Helping29
Chapter 4Communication Strategies43
Chapter 5Cross-Cultural Communication55
Section IIICommunicating in Special Circumstances65
Chapter 6Communicating With Children67
Chapter 7Communicating With Cognitively Impaired Patients77
Chapter 8Communicating With Critically Ill, Mechanically Ventilated Clients89
Chapter 9Communicating With Clients With Psychiatric Illnesses97
Index107

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