Communications in nursing

communicating assertively & responsibly in nursing : a guidebook
Author: Julia W. Balzer-Riley,Susan Smith
Publisher: C.V. Mosby
ISBN: 9780815105626
Category: Medical
Page: 471
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"Communications in Nursing": Communicating Assertively and Responsibly in Nursing: a Guidebook has become a leading text on communication, the heart of nursing practice. The book's practical approach and abundant use of examples and exercises help the reader understand basic concepts of communication and apply them in clinical situations. This edition features two unique new chapters on the therapeutic use of humor and spirituality.

Communication in Nursing


Author: Julia Balzer Riley
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323354157
Category:
Page: 392
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Immerse yourself in the topic of communication in the workplace with an interesting conversation about the communication demands of today s nursing practice! Communication in Nursing, 8th Edition adopts a uniquely practical and personal approach, providing extensive examples, exercises, and techniques that help you understand important concepts and apply communication skills in a variety of clinical settings. With its conversational tone, this relatable text takes you beyond theory to show you how to use communication as a tool to limit stress in your nursing practice. A new "Active Learning" feature that promotes goal-directed reading, and additional QSEN exercises highlight the importance of assertive communication in promoting quality, safe care for clients all in an easy-to-read magazine layout.QSEN preface and exercises stress how communication impacts safety and quality of care."Moments of Connection" boxes highlight beneficial outcomes of successful communication and provide concrete examples of how communication techniques work.""Reflections on..."" boxes provide thoughtful summary exercises at the end of each chapter that give you a specific task to help you integrate chapter material into the broader scope of nursing practice."Wit & Wisdom" boxes present selected verses and quotations relevant to chapter topics, adding interest and humor. These boxes keep your attention by providing moments of relief from serious topics and "a-ha" moments when theory becomes linked to practice.Exercisesthroughout each chapter help you master chapter techniques and strengthen your communication skills.NEW! "Active Learning" feature in every chapter promotes active, goal-directed reading.NEW! Exercises in each chapter, including reflective journaling, remediation, online and group activities, and discussion topics, help facilitate various learning types.NEW and UPDATED! Additional QSEN exercises and an updated QSEN preface highlight the importance of assertive communication in promoting quality, safe care for clients.NEW! Discusses the importance of interprofessional education and communication in the healthcare environment.NEW! Addresses the importance of "presence" in nursing being present for clients, families, colleagues, and self. NEW! New content on healthy grief and the issues of death denial and death phobia and professional boundaries related to social media.NEW! Coverage of the most current research about the importance of self-care.NEW! Explains the importance of the concept of "the pause" in communication so you better understand how and when to use pauses. "

Communication in Nursing


Author: Julia Balzer Riley
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323354157
Category:
Page: 392
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Immerse yourself in the topic of communication in the workplace with an interesting conversation about the communication demands of today s nursing practice! Communication in Nursing, 8th Edition adopts a uniquely practical and personal approach, providing extensive examples, exercises, and techniques that help you understand important concepts and apply communication skills in a variety of clinical settings. With its conversational tone, this relatable text takes you beyond theory to show you how to use communication as a tool to limit stress in your nursing practice. A new "Active Learning" feature that promotes goal-directed reading, and additional QSEN exercises highlight the importance of assertive communication in promoting quality, safe care for clients all in an easy-to-read magazine layout.QSEN preface and exercises stress how communication impacts safety and quality of care."Moments of Connection" boxes highlight beneficial outcomes of successful communication and provide concrete examples of how communication techniques work.""Reflections on..."" boxes provide thoughtful summary exercises at the end of each chapter that give you a specific task to help you integrate chapter material into the broader scope of nursing practice."Wit & Wisdom" boxes present selected verses and quotations relevant to chapter topics, adding interest and humor. These boxes keep your attention by providing moments of relief from serious topics and "a-ha" moments when theory becomes linked to practice.Exercisesthroughout each chapter help you master chapter techniques and strengthen your communication skills.NEW! "Active Learning" feature in every chapter promotes active, goal-directed reading.NEW! Exercises in each chapter, including reflective journaling, remediation, online and group activities, and discussion topics, help facilitate various learning types.NEW and UPDATED! Additional QSEN exercises and an updated QSEN preface highlight the importance of assertive communication in promoting quality, safe care for clients.NEW! Discusses the importance of interprofessional education and communication in the healthcare environment.NEW! Addresses the importance of "presence" in nursing being present for clients, families, colleagues, and self. NEW! New content on healthy grief and the issues of death denial and death phobia and professional boundaries related to social media.NEW! Coverage of the most current research about the importance of self-care.NEW! Explains the importance of the concept of "the pause" in communication so you better understand how and when to use pauses. "

Clinical Companion for Fundamentals of Nursing - E-Book

Just the Facts
Author: Patricia A. Potter,Anne Griffin Perry,Patricia Stockert,Amy Hall,Veronica Peterson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323187005
Category: Medical
Page: 384
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A concise, pocket-sized nursing reference, Clinical Companion for Fundamentals of Nursing: Just the Facts, 8th Edition provides quick access to all of the information you'll need to know in your clinicals. A streamlined format organizes content by body system, using tables, boxes and bulleted lists to simplify lookup. From definitions and abbreviations to dosage calculations and lab values, this pocket guide presents the most up-to-date guidelines and clinical information in a popular, quick-reference format! The concise, pocket-sized format ensures portability for use in the clinical setting. Content is presented in tabular, list, and outline format for quick and easy retrieval. A body-systems organization makes it easy to locate specific information, including basic assessment and infection control guidelines, diagnostic tests, basic emergency care procedures, and more. Chapter outlines with corresponding page numbers provide quick, easy access to information. Basic facts and figures provide the valuable background frequently needed in early clinical experiences. Abbreviation guidelines are included. An English-to-Spanish Translation Guide helps you communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. Thoroughly updated information reflects current nursing practice. New 2010 AHA CPR Guidelines are included. The latest information on infection control is included. Updates include the newest information on pressure ulcers. Includes the latest NANDA diagnoses.

Foundations of Mental Health Nursing


Author: Michelle Morrison,Michelle Morrison Valfre
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780815169642
Category: Mental health services
Page: 501
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The purpose is to soften the social distinction between mental "health" and mental "illness"; to assist nurses and other health care providers in comfortably working with clients who exhibit a wide range of maladaptive behaviors and to apply the concepts of holistic nursing and caring when assisting clients in developing more effective attitudes and behaviors.

Comprehensive Psychiatric Nursing


Author: Judith Haber
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 896
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This outstanding text and reference emphasizes the "seamless" continuity of psychiatric care, as well as the variety of settings in which it is now provided. As always, your students get current and comprehensive information that's presented in a clear, accessible, visually stimulating format -- and is now more clinically relevant than ever! For example, the psychobiological bases of mental disorders and psychopharmacological interventions are now featured in a new chapter, depicted in two exciting full-color inserts, and integrated throughout the book.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing


Author: Sheila L. Videbeck
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781714518
Category: Medical
Page: 602
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his exceptional text brings psychiatric nursing theory to life with foundational theory, therapeutic modalities, and clinical application for all the major DSM-IV disorders across the treatment continuum. Short, incisive chapters use a nursing process framework and emphasize assessment, therapeutic communication, neurobiology, and psychopharmacologic intervention throughout. A strong focus on student self-awareness and family and community resources makes this a practical text for today's nursing student. Skill building features include psychopharmacology highlights, clinical pathways, critical thinking, and clinical vignettes. A unique built-in study guide helps readers reinforce and test what they've learned

Communication in Healthcare


Author: Karen Bryan
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039111220
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 379
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Communication within the context of health and social care faces many challenges. Our understanding of how language and communication information is processed by the brain is increasing our awareness of the complexities involved and the influence of normal ageing on communication processing. Care systems are becoming more complex and service users demand more information and choice. At the same time, the range of service users encountered by practitioners includes more people with varied language backgrounds, and greater language and cultural diversity is occurring among health and social care staff. This volume explores current challenges to achieving effective communication in health and social care. It outlines how practitioners communicate, innovative methods for teaching communication skills, and methodologies to include children and people with communication difficulties in research and in consultation processes about healthcare. Particular communication issues, within the context of healthcare, for population groups such as older people, asylum seekers, young offenders and people with mental health problems are also addressed.

Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing

Theory and Application
Author: Bessie L. Marquis,Carol Jorgensen Huston
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781772464
Category: Medical
Page: 654
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Now in its Sixth Edition, this foremost leadership and management text incorporates application with theory and emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. More than 225 case studies and learning exercises promote critical thinking and interactive discussion. Case studies cover a variety of settings, including acute care, ambulatory care, long-term care, and community health. The book addresses timely issues such as leadership development, staffing, delegation, ethics and law, organizational, political, and personal power, management and technology, and more. Web links and learning exercises appear in each chapter. An Instructor's CD-ROM includes a testbank and PowerPoint slides.

Communication for Nurses: Talking with Patients


Author: Lisa Kennedy Sheldon
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763769924
Category: Medical
Page: 204
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"Communication for Nurses offers valuable techniques delivered in a concise, user-friendly format that encourages reader's development of a personal, professional communication style. Topics include effective communication in difficult situations, the nurse-patient relationship, working with different patient groups and families, and communicating with other healthcare providers."-- Book Jacket.

Communication Skills for Mental Health Nurses


Author: Jean Morrissey,Patrick Callaghan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335238726
Category: Medical
Page: 183
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This practical book provides a crucial guide to the core communication skills and interventions which are at the heart of mental health nursing.

Nursing Leadership and Management

An Experiential Approach
Author: Elaine Lynne La Monica,Elaine La Monica Rigolosi
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780867203776
Category: Political Science
Page: 316
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The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309208955
Category: Medical
Page: 700
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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - E-Book


Author: Katherine M. Fortinash,Patricia A. Holoday Worret
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323293271
Category: Medical
Page: 752
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Focusing on what psychiatric nurses actually do in everyday practice, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 5th Edition, uses a balanced nursing-medical approach to cover all of the most common disorders and treatments. The text's full-color illustrations and straightforward style help you make sense of challenging material. And its strong emphasis on the nursing process, updated DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria, interdisciplinary interventions, and the latest mental health practices boost your confidence in managing clients and prepare you for success on the NCLEX ̈ examination. UNIQUE! Balanced nursing-medical approach offers strong baseline coverage of the nursing process and interdisciplinary interventions and focuses on what psychiatric nurses actually do. Complete coverage of the nursing process features the six-step problem-solving method and how to put it into practice. DSM-IV-TR Criteria boxes list categories of mental disorders and the criteria for diagnosing them. Nursing care plans provide care guidelines for each plan and include a brief case study, followed by assessment, diagnosis, goal setting, interventions with rationales, and evaluation. UNIQUE! Clinical Alert boxes address issues critical to the safety or well-being of the client. Case studies depict effective nursing care strategies and promote critical thinking. Research for Evidence-Based Practice boxes discuss the implications of current research studies. Client and Family Teaching Guidelines boxes focus on the issues confronting families when a member suffers from mental illness. UNIQUE! Medication Key Facts boxes highlight the most common psychopharmacologic interventions along with safe and effective use. Nursing Assessment Questions boxes include questions that should be asked in the assessment of a particular disorder. Clinical Symptoms boxes help you apply content to the real world. Additional Treatment Modalities boxes summarize other modalities and interventions used in conjunction with nursing interventions in the treatment of a particular disorder. Chapter summaries conclude each chapter with the most significant ideas to remember. Review questions with answers in the appendix offer immediate reinforcement of chapter content and help you prepare for the NCLEX Examination. Glossary provides concise definitions of key terms. Objectives and key terms emphasize the most important concepts from each chapter.

The Nurse Communicates--


Author: April Sieh,Louise K. Brentin
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 9780721641737
Category: Medical
Page: 310
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How do you communicate with a manipulative or abusive client? What do you do when there's a conflict between what your staff nurse wants, and what your instructor wants? How do you discuss a complex health problem with an elderly grandmother...a small child...or a person who is critically ill? The Nurse Communicates... shows you how! Specific examples and practical hints help you communicate more effectively with clients, their families, physicians, other nurses, and instructors. You'll discover vital skills for dealing with problems such as anxiety...depression...and verbal, sexual, and racial harassment; communicating with patients who are experiencing altered levels of consciousness or deteriorating conditions; writing a client order...documentation...charting...using hospital forms...and completing incidents reports; delegating...dealing with verbal orders...and communicating with other departments; job hunting and interviewing; communicating and charting in the home care environment; and much, much more!

Adult Health Nursing


Author: Kim Cooper,Kelly Gosnell
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323293123
Category: Medical
Page: 896
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Covering basic anatomy & physiology and medical-surgical nursing for the LPN/LVN, Adult Health Nursing, 7th Edition provides just the right amount of information you need — with a level of detail that is neither overwhelming nor too superficial. Guidelines for patient care are presented within the framework of the five-step nursing process; Nursing Care Plans are described within a case-study format to help you develop skills in clinical decision-making. Written by Kim Cooper and Kelly Gosnell, this text includes review questions to help you prepare for the NCLEX-PN® examination! Companion CD includes animations and audio clips depicting physiologic processes, physical assessment video clips, an English/Spanish glossary with definitions and audio pronunciations, an anatomy coloring book, and a fluid and electrolytes tutorial. Chapters begin with an overview of anatomy and physiology, providing a clear, basic understanding of A&P that LPN/LVNs need to know. The consistent, logical framework of the nursing process connects specific disorders to patient care. Safety Alert boxes help you implement The Joint Commission’s safety guidelines in all settings, with considerations for special populations. Nursing Diagnosis boxes, screened and highlighted in the text, include nursing diagnoses for specific disorders paired with the appropriate nursing interventions. Skills in a step-by-step format with full-color illustrations present clearly defined nursing actions with rationales for the skills and techniques you’ll use in practice. Medication tables are meticulously detailed and provide quick access to action, dosage, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs. Nursing Care Plans, presented in a case-study format, emphasize patient goals and outcomes and end with Critical Thinking Questions to develop your clinical decision-making skills. An emphasis on communication features real-life examples of nurse-patient dialogue and illustrates practical guidelines for effective communication. Patient Teaching boxes and Family Teaching boxes include post-hospital discharge guidelines and disease prevention instructions with a strong focus on three-way communication among the nurse, patient, and family members. Life Span Considerations for Older Adults boxes provide age-specific information for the care of the aging population, which is often the primary focus of the LPN/LVN nurse. Home Care Considerations boxes discuss the issues facing patients and caregivers in the home health care setting. Health Promotion boxes provide key information on staying healthy and preventing disease, with tips on wellness from Healthy People 2010. Cultural Considerations boxes discuss how to address the health needs of a culturally diverse patient population when planning care. Complementary and Alternative Therapy boxes includes disorder-specific therapies, precautions, and possible side effects of non-traditional treatments. UPDATED illustrations include photographs of common nursing skills. NEW! Icons in page margins indicate videos, audios, and animations on the Evolve companion website that may be accessed for enhanced learning. UPDATED writing style provides an easy-to-read, professional tone.

Communication for Nurses

How to Prevent Harmful Events and Promote Patient Safety
Author: Pamela McHugh Schuster
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803625308
Category: Medical
Page: 325
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This exceptional book for nurses and nursing students guides the development of the comprehensive, professional communication skills to prevent errors that result in patient injuries and death. With a patient-safety focus, thorough coverage of communication and extensive, interactive ancillaries, it demonstrates how communication is tied to desired clinical outcomes.

Professional and Therapeutic Communication


Author: Jenny Davis,Ysanne Chapman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195591064
Category: Academic writing
Page: 320
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Professional and Therapeutic Communication focuses on the professional approaches to communication and the therapeutic elements of the caring relationship. It provides a contemporary and practical approach to fundamental concepts, with an emphasis on creating learning-centred working environments, through which students may explore the variety of situations in which communication with patients, relatives and colleagues occur in the clinical environment. The text is structured to give consideration to a lifespan focus, with attention to communication through verbal, non-verbal and written means. Special attention is given to the unique advantages and challenges that accompany the growth of communication through electronic systems.