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

Paperback | December 11, 2010

EditorAllan M. Cyna, Marion I. Andrew, Suyin G. M. Tan

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This book provides anaesthetists, 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. Itdemonstrates 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 andcolleagues and facilitate the teaching of trainees. Edited by practising anaesthetists 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 teachingin anaesthesia and other related professional groups.

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This book provides anaesthetists, 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. Itdemonstrates how communication can be structured to...

Dr Cyna is a Consultant Anaesthetist, Supervisor of Anaesthesia Research at the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide and Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. He graduated from the University of Leicester Medical School and trained in Anaesthesia in the UK and Baltimore, USA. He worked as a consultant anaesthe...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:December 11, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199577285

ISBN - 13:9780199577286

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Table of Contents

Section I: Principles of Communication1. Stavros Prineas, Andrew Smith, Suyin Tan: To begin....2. Allan Cyna, Marion Andrew, Suyin Tan: Structures3. Allan Cyna, Elvira Lang: How words hurt4. Allan Cyna, Marion Andrew, Suyin Tan: Language and the subconscious5. Audrey Shafer: Narrative and MetaphorSection II: Routine Clinical Applications6. Vince Kopp: The pre-anaesthetic visit7. Alan Merry, Sally Merry: Consent8. Andrew Smith, Allan Cyna, Suyin Tan: Perioperative careSection III: Specific clinical contexts9. Marion Andrew, Allan Cyna: The obstetric patient10. David Sainsbury, Allan Cyna: The paediatric patient11. Daniel Nethercott, Maire Shelly: Critical care12. Diana Strange Khursandi: When bad things happen13. Gillian Hood, Suyin Tan: Patients with special needs14. Allan Cyna, Marion Andrew: Needle phobia15. Christel Bejenke: Intra-operative awarenessSection IV: Communication with colleagues16. Stavros Prineas: Safety-critical communication17. Suyin Tan, Andy McWilliam: The theatre team18. Susie Richmond, Andrew Smith, Suyin Tan: Teaching and research19. Scott Simmons: AdministratorsSection V: Advanced Communication Techniques20. Marie-Elisabeth Faymonville, Christel Bejenke, Ernil Hansen: Hypnotic techniques