Communication and Interpersonal Skills for Nurses by Shirley Bach; Alec Grant

By Shirley Bach; Alec Grant

A necessary source for nursing scholars on verbal exchange and interpersonal abilities, reflecting the NMC Proficiencies, NOS and abilities for well-being skills and QAA descriptors.

content material: disguise; name; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; concerning the authors; advent; 1 Nursing, worrying and interpersonal communique; 2 Key innovations; three Evidence-based rules; four secure and potent perform; five figuring out power boundaries; 6 the training and academic context; 7 The environmental context; eight inhabitants and variety contexts; thesaurus; References; Index.
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Good Adequate Poor 1. The two main different types of communication. 2. The difference between ‘communication’ and ‘interpersonal skills’ and why they need to overlap in nursing. 3. What caring in nursing means and the essential elements. 4. The main features of a systematic approach to CIPS. Where you’re not confident in your knowledge of a topic, what will you do next? Further reading Chambers, C and Ryder, E (2009) Compassion and Caring in Nursing. Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing. htm This site will introduce you to Leininger’s theory of transcultural nursing.

Ask around) among ward nurses about what prevents them spending more time with their patients/clients and talking with/listening to them. Make a note of the kinds of answers you get and share them in your class. What are the rationalisations given in the answer? You will find possible answers to this activity at the end of the chapter. QXD 17/7/09 10:07 Page 41 2/Key concepts Busyness affecting group and individual behaviour ‘We’re too busy’ is a much-voiced reason given for why nurses often don’t find the time simply to be with their patients, as opposed to doing nursing tasks.

Noticing our changing and developing reactions. The practice element often comes with the job. We are involved in interpersonal relationships every day of our professional lives so there is plenty of time for trying out new behaviour. It has to be noted, however, that the decision to try out new interpersonal behaviour must be a conscious one. It is very easy to attend a workshop on counselling skills and to believe that a lot was gained from it. The truth is of course that the workshop will only have been successful if the learning gained in it is transferred to the ‘real’ situation.

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