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Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Nursing

Fourth Edition


December 2018 | 288 pages | Learning Matters

The new edition of this well regarded book introduces the underpinning theory and concepts required for the development of first class communication and interpersonal skills in nursing.

By providing a simple to read overview of the central topics, students are able to quickly gain a solid, evidence-based grounding in the subject. Topics covered include: empathy; building therapeutic relationships; using a variety of communication methods; compassion and dignity; communicating in different environments; and culture and diversity issues.

Three new chapters have been added that point readers towards further ways of approaching their communication skills that are less model and technique driven and focusing more on therapeutic considerations, as well as looking at the politics of communication.

 
Chapter 1: Understanding communication and interpersonal skills
 
Chapter 2: Evidence-based communication and interpersonal skills
 
Chapter 3: The safe and effective practice of communication and interpersonal skills
 
Chapter 4: Understanding potential barriers to the safe and effective practice of communication and interpersonal skills
 
Chapter 5: The learning and educational context of communication and interpersonal skills
 
Chapter 6: The environmental context of communication and interpersonal skills
 
Chapter 7: Population and diversity contexts of communication and interpersonal skills
 
Chapter 8: Beyond technique
 
Chapter 9: The macro structuring of communication and interpersonal skills
 
Chapter 10: The micro structuring of communication and interpersonal skills
 
Chapter 11: The politics of communication and interpersonal skills

‘This is one text that I will definitely be recommending to my students. An excellent starting guide to communication and interpersonal skills, further supported by the NMC standards, which gives this text kudos and rigor.’ 

Thomas Beary
School of Nursing and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire

This is a really practical guide to communication and interpersonal skills for those working in healthcare, with clear and appropriate examples of ways that barriers to communication can be overcome. The activities and opportunities for reflection are relevant and helpful. I would thoroughly recommend this to student nurses.

Mrs Suzi Smale
Psychology, Petroc College
March 19, 2019

Very beneficial to learning and teaching.

Miss Carmel Anne Quigley
School of Nursing (Jordanstown), Ulster University
November 29, 2018

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Alec Grant

Alec Grant, PhD is now an independent scholar, having retired from his position as Reader in Narrative Mental Health in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton in May 2017. He qualified as a mental health nurse in the mind-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 narrative inquiry work draws on  poststructural, new materialist and posthuman scholarship.  More About Author

Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman is now an independent scholar having retired from his position as lecturer in Adult Nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Plymouth University. He qualified as a Registered General Nurse in the 1980's following graduation with a BSc Sociology and Politics. He writes on topics such as sustainability, climate change and health but always within a socio-political framework. He is author and co-author of two other Learning Matters books: Collaborative Practice and Sociology and Psychology in Nursing. Current interests include the socio-political role of the nurse. More About Author

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