Nursing: Communication Skills in Practice

Paperback | March 3, 2011

EditorLucy Webb

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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 specificallydeveloped 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 byvideo, this text will help student nurses develop excellent communication skills so they are truly prepared for practice.Online material to accompany the bookVideos: 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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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 specificallydeveloped as a one stop shop of healthcare commu...

Dr. Lucy Webb is Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:March 3, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199582726

ISBN - 13:9780199582723

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Table of Contents

Part One: Theories of Communication1. Introduction to communication skills2. The nurse-patient relationship3. How to relate to others effectively4. Active listening and attending: communication skills and the health care environment5. Groups and teamworkPart Two: Application of Communication Skills in Nursing6. Theory to practice: communicating therapeutically7. Facing challenges in healthcare communication8. Health promotion and communication techniques9. Using health information10. Professional communication skills for student survival: self-management, writing, and presentingPart Three: Advancing Application of Communication Skills11. Communicating in immediate and short-term care situations12. Communicating with people with chronic and long term health needs13. Communicating with children and young people and their families14. Communication and the cognitively impaired patient15. Engagement, motivation and changing behaviour16. Communication for personal and professional development

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"Detailed, understandable and incredibly important to communication skills of student nurses. The examples were detailed and allow for links to be made to practice and to see where and how the situations may arise.. relevance for all areas of placement" --Laura Mason, Student, Leeds University