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Essential Communication Skills for Nursing and Midwifery, 2e : Essential Skills for Nurses - Philippa Sully

Essential Communication Skills for Nursing and Midwifery, 2e

Essential Skills for Nurses

Paperback Published: 15th June 2010
ISBN: 9780723435273
Number Of Pages: 256

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Effective communication skills are crucial in all aspects of nursing and midwifery practice - this book will enable readers to communicate effectively and with confidence in their professional practice. It focuses on the communication skills needed for the development of effective professional and therapeutic relationships. It is a 'how to do it' book that relates the theory of effective and ethical communication to the practice of nursing and midwifery and provides a framework for developing communication skills to meet a variety of situations.

Helps readers to: ensure respect and dignity; communicate assertively; develop empathy and comfort skills; communicate effectively in a team; deal with difficult situations; and reflect on actual practice Offers an easy to use, attractive 2 colour design throughout. Written in a clear, consistent style to aid comprehension. Further reading and references point to the evidence and knowledge baseAll the chapters have been revised in line with up-to-date literature, professional practice guidelines and research

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Reflecting on practicep. 19
Ensuring respect and dignityp. 35
Empathy and comfort skillsp. 59
Interview and assessment skillsp. 85
Assertiveness, advocacy and negotiation skillsp. 105
Communicating where barriers existp. 127
Managing difficult situationsp. 169
Working in groups and teamsp. 191
Teaching skillsp. 207
Bibliographyp. 219
Glossaryp. 223
Some unconscious ego defencesp. 229
Explaining obstetric terminology in an emergencyp. 231
Examples of strategies for communication partners of people with aphasiap. 233
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780723435273
ISBN-10: 0723435278
Series: Essential Skills for Nurses
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 15th June 2010
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 17.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised