Summary: With practical guidance for effective interactions with clients, colleagues, and families, Interpersonal Relationships: Professional Communication Skills for Nurses, 5th Edition, is the definitive source on communication skills for nurses. The book combines proven communication strategies and nursing principles with psychology and related theoretical frameworks. Plus, the text includes numerous experiential exercises to critically evaluate their communication skills as
Summary: With practical guidance for effective interactions with clients, colleagues, and families, Interpersonal Relationships: Professional Communication Skills for Nurses, 5th Edition, is the definitive source on communication skills for nurses. The book combines proven communication strategies and nursing principles with psychology and related theoretical frameworks. Plus, the text includes numerous experiential exercises to critically evaluate their communication skills as well as those of others. ...show less
Part I. Conceptual Foundations of Nurse-Client Relationships
1. Theoretical Perspectives and Contemporary Issues 2. Professional Guides to Action in Interpersonal Relationships 3. Clinical Judgment: Applying Critical Thinking and Ethical Decision Making 4. Self-Concept in the Nurse-Client Relationship
Part II. The Nurse-Client Relationship
5. Structuring the Relationship 6. Bridges and Barriers in the Therapeutic Relationship 7. Role Relationship Patterns 8. Life's Losses and Endings and the Nurse-Client Relationship
Part III. Therapeutic Communication
9. Communication Styles 10. Developing Therapeutic Communication Skills in the Nurse-Client Relationship 11. Intercultural Communication 12. Communicating in Groups 13. Communicating with Families 14. Resolving Conflict Between Nurse and Client 15. Health Promotion and Client Learning Needs 16. Health Teaching in the Nurse-Client Relationship
Part IV. Responding to Special Needs
17. Communicating with Clients Experiencing Communication Deficits 18. Communicating with Children 19. Communicating with Older Adults 20. Communicating with Clients in Stressful Situations 21. Communicating with Clients in Crisis
Part V. Professional Issues
22. Communicating with Other Health Professionals 23. Documentation in the Age of the Electronic Health Record'
24. Communicating in the Age of eHealth Technology'
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