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Communication : The Key to the Therapeutic Relationship

Communication : The Key to the Therapeutic Relationship - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803604698

Cover of Communication : The Key to the Therapeutic Relationship 00 (ISBN 978-0803604698)
ISBN13: 978-0803604698
ISBN10: 0803604696
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Published: 2000
International: No

List price: $42.95

Communication : The Key to the Therapeutic Relationship - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803604698

Pamela McHugh Schuster

ISBN13: 978-0803604698
ISBN10: 0803604696
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

From the first day of client care and throughout a career in nursing, students must develop skills in communication to cope with emotional reactions to the stress of health care situations in their clients and in themselves. This text covers communication topics essential in today's health care environment.

  • Fundamental overview of therapeutic communication techniques essential for nursing students who are just beginning nursing courses
  • Includes numerous real-life examples from the author's experience, some humorous, some serious; cartoons illustrate important concepts
  • Includes end-of-chapter exercises to allow practice of communication skills
  • Includes self-assessment quizzes in the beginning chapters to encourage the reader to write in the book and provide insight into personal communication patterns and beliefs
  • Pedagogical features include chapter objectives, chapter summary, and bibliography with suggestions for further reading
  • Covers communication topics essential in today's health care environment: theories and models, nurse-client relationships, gender and cultural relationships, breaking down barriers to successful communication, empathy, assertiveness, humor, touch, tears, client education, and assisting clients with problem solving and decision making.

Author Bio

Schuster, Pamela : Youngstown State University

Pamela Schuster, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Youngstown State University, Department of Nursing, Youngstown, Ohio

Table of Contents

1. Therapeutic Communication: The Foundation of Professional Practice
2. Gender Differences in Communication
3. Understanding the Effects of Self-Esteem and Body Image on Communication
4. Emotional Reactions to the Stress of Illness
5. Breaking Down Barriers to Successful Communication
6. Encouraging Emotional Release Using Touch: Cultural Implications
7. Encouraging Emotional Release Using Humor
8. Encouraging Emotional Release Through Tears
9. Therapeutic Communication: The Foundation of Patient Education
10. Using the Problem-Solving Process to Help Patients and Families Make Decisions

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