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Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Nursing

Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Nursing

Second Edition

168 pages | Learning Matters
The importance of good communication and interpersonal skills has been recognised in the new NMC Standards for pre-registration nursing education (2010). The new edition of this well-received book has been revised to cover the new Standards and is now aimed specifically at first year students. New case studies help students understand how to use skills in practice and the theory of communication has been made easier to understand through scenarios and theory summaries. Key topics covered include: underpinning concepts; building therapeutic relationships; using a variety of communication methods; compassion and dignity; communicating in different environments; and culture and diversity issues.
Understanding Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Evidence-Based Communication and Interpersonal Skills
The Safe and Effective Practice of Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Understanding Potential Barriers to the Safe and Effective Practice of Communication and Interpersonal Skills
The Learning and Educational Context of Communication and Interpersonal Skills
The Environmental Context of Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Population and Diversity Contexts of Communication and Interpersonal Skills

A text useful for a range of health professionals.

Mrs Tania Wiseman
School of Health Professions, Brighton Univ.
September 18, 2014

This is an excellent book. It has been really helpful with my communication teaching. I have recommended the book to the students.

Mrs Sarah Young
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Univ. of The West of England
July 3, 2014

Excellent text useful for students undertaking their first Healthcare Practice module assignement

Mrs Beryl Cooledge
School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University
March 26, 2014

This book is a good introduction book offering a variety of topics, but I would need a more detailed book for my classes.

Dr Isil Bilican
Psychology, Istanbul medeniyet university
December 16, 2013

useful background reading for mentors to understand what is expected of students in this fundamental skill

Mrs Lisa Lawton
Faculty of education, Heart of England NHS Trust
October 22, 2013

Transforming Nursing Practice is an excellent series of books for nursing students and this book is no exception. It will be a really useful source of information.

Mrs Wendy Grosvenor
Division of Health and Social Care, Surrey University
October 2, 2013

This is a shorter, concise book which comprehensively addresses communication and interpersonal skills. The activities, case studies and chapter summaries promote student reflection and learning. An added advantage of the structure of the book is that it is focused around the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters making this a valuable resource for undergraduate nursing students.

Mrs Amanda McGrandles
Health, Nursing & Midwifery (Ayr), University of the West of Scotland
August 25, 2013

Very useful text for out first year students but will be useful throughout their course and career

Mrs Fiona Lundie
School of health Nursing and Midwifery, University of the West of Scotland
July 30, 2013

Really liked this easy to read book. Excellent resource for first year students

Dr June Keeling
School of Health & Social Care, Chester University
March 8, 2013

A very useful introductory text.

Mrs Trudi Neenan
Dept of Health Sciences, York University
March 6, 2013

Shirley Bach

Professor Shirley Bach is Head of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton with responsibility for a wide range of health professional education.  Previously she was head of post-graduate studies and has developed curriculum for undergraduate and pre-registration courses in a variety of subject domains. Nursing experience outside of the UK, in acute care settings and in primary care has given her a rich background from which to draw on in supporting the curricular of future nursing courses. In the past, she has specialised in health psychology and the application of psychology to health and illness settings.... More About Author

Alec Grant

Dr Alec Grant is Reader in Narrative Mental Health in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton. He qualified as a mental health nurse in the mid-1970s and went on to study psychology, social science and psychotherapy. He is widely published in the fields of ethnography, autoethnography, narrative inquiry, clinical supervision, cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, and communication and interpersonal skills. His current and developing scholarly interests coalesce broadly in the area of narrative research, and postmodern and poststructural developments in qualitative inquiry, in mental health and other healthcare areas. More About Author

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