Published: 24 Feb 11
Nursing: Communication Skills in Practice
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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 by video, this text will help student nurses develop excellent communication skills so they are truly prepared for practice.
Not just another communication skills book! This is a one-stop-shop for both the theory and practice of communication for both university and placement.
Clearly linked to the NMC domain on communication and interpersonal skills so students can be assured they are learning what they really need.
Suitable for students in all fields of nursing.
Useful for the whole course: develops a sound knowledge base and applies this to a full range of patients and healthcare settings encountered on a pre-reg course.
Practice examples, scenarios and learning points give students the skills to effectively deal with common challenges in communication.
Essential sections on student survival skills and professional development supports the reader to excel on placement and in assignments.
Videos and interactive exercises provide further insights and tips to help students develop their skills.
Edited by Lucy Webb , Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr Lucy Webb, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Videos: 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.