Communication skills for adult nurses by Abayomi McEwen, Sarah Kraszewski

By Abayomi McEwen, Sarah Kraszewski

A realistic publication geared toward aiding the trainee or certified nurse to hone and enhance their conversation talents. choked with vignettes from either sufferer and nurse point of view, the e-book contains universal eventualities, task issues and proposals for practice.


With an emphasis on sensible program, this vigorous and available consultant can assist nurses to hone and improve their communique skills. Read more...

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Knowing what we feel happy to discuss sometimes helps us to understand the information others are happy to share. The framing of questions is crucial – if people are asked open-ended questions and are not rushed, they may respond more freely. Using a non-judgemental approach coupled with active listening is important. Knowing how to tackle embarrassment is also important. Sometimes a very matter-of-fact approach is helpful. This means being direct but respectful − never badgering or labouring a point when someone is obviously embarrassed.

34 June 10, 2010 P1: OSO MHBK019-02 MHBK019-Mcewen 35 assessment to the provision of comfort and reassurance, consistent messages are evolving and include: r r r r listening actively; observing carefully; generally speaking less than the patient; using empathy rather than sympathy to build relationships so that patients feel safe to discuss sensitive issues; r understanding that patients’ relatives need care, reassurance and empathy; r developing advocacy skills – a necessary component of a nurse’s communication skill set.

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