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Communications for Nurses: Talking with Patients, Third Edition

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    ISBN: 9781449691776

Sheldon & FoustĀ 

Communication for Nurses:Talking with Patients, Third Edition is a comprehensive text that prepares Nursing students for a career in healthcare. This must have text is suitable for students and professionals alike as it providing the reader with the tools necessary to develop a professional communication style. Centered around the nurse-patient relationship, this text offers a clear and concise approach to communication development.

Updates to the Third Edition include:

- Current References
- Evidence-based articles found in each chapter
- NCLEX style questions
- Chapter dedicated to electronic communication including Medical Records and the changing methods of communicating in healthcare
- Expanded coverage around communication with the elderly and children
- Additional coverage on interdisciplinary communication
- New chapter added on the communication challenges during transitions in care

Table of contents:

Section  I  Setting the Stage for Effective Communication
  Chapter  1  The First Encounter
  Chapter  2  The Nurse as a Person: Theories of Self and Nursing
  Chapter  3  Patients as People: Standards to Guide Communication
  Chapter  4  Cultural Diversity: Awareness and Values
Section  II  The Nurse-Patient Relationship
  Chapter  5  Establishing a Therapeutic Relationship
  Chapter  6  Interviewing Skills: A Clinical Art and Science
  Chapter  7  Nonverbal Communication: Cues and Body Language
  Chapter  8  The Therapeutic Uses of Humor
Section  III  Specific Communication
  Chapter  9  Communications During Transitions in Care
  Chapter  10  Physical Impairments: Altering Communication to Meet the Patients' Needs
  Chapter  11  Talking with Children: Working with Families
  Chapter  12  Nurses as Educators: Simulation and Patient Care
Section  IV  Difficult Communication
  Chapter  13  Communicating About Sexual Health Needs
  Chapter  14  Helping Patients with Pain
  Chapter  15  Life Threatening Illness/Spirituality
  Chapter  16  Anger, Anxiety, and Difficult Communication Styles
  Chapter  17  Compassion Fatigue: Caring for Yourself
Section  V  Communicating with Other Healthcare Providers
  Chapter  18  Communicating with Peers and Healthcare Providers
  Chapter  19  Electronic Communication: Media, Social Networking, and Medical Records
  Chapter  20  Delegation and Assertive Communication
Section  VI  Conclusion
  Chapter  21  A Conclusion and a Beginning

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