Essential Communication Skills for Nursing


Author: Philippa Sully,Joan Dallas
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0723433097
Category: Medical
Page: 215
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Effective communication skills are crucial in all aspects of nursing practice - this book will enable you to communicate effectively and with confidence in your professional practice. It focusses on the communication skills needed for the development of effective professional and therapeutic relationships. It is a 'how to do it' book that relates the theory of effective and ethical communication to the practice of nursing and provides a framework for developing communication skills to meet a variety of nursing situations. Helps user to: ensure respect and dignity; communicate assertively; develop empathy and comfort skills; communicate effectively in a team; deal with difficult situations; and reflect on actual practice Offers an easy to use, attractive 2 colour design throughout. Written in a clear, consistent style to aid comprehension. Further reading and references point to the evidence and knowledge base.

Essential Communication Strategies

For Scientists, Engineers, and Technology Professionals
Author: Herbert Hirsch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471660892
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 200
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Learn the tricks-of-the-trade of becoming a great technicalcommunicator Remember when you were an undergraduate and freshman compositionseemed so irrelevant to your life? After all, you were going toconquer the world with technological know-how. Your spellchecksoftware would handle the details. Now that you're a professional -pitching an idea, vying for a contract or grant, or presenting at ameeting - getting your point across effectively suddenly seemspretty essential for success, doesn't it? Fear not. This light-hearted text, brimming with proventechniques, good advice, and real-world examples that you caneasily apply to your own case, will turn you into an adeptcommunicator. Written expressly for technologists, this is asimple, concise, and practical guide to the communication dynamicsof writing, presentation delivery, and meeting interaction. Herbert Hirsch, in-demand consultant who developed thesetechniques for his own prolific engineering career, teaches you howto use "scripting" to plan for communication events. More than amere outline or storyboard, scripting is a powerful technique thatassists you in getting the right structure and content, in theproper order. Using scripting, you will master the fundamental principles ofcommunicating: How to grab the reader's or audience's attention from thestart How to maintain the connection while proceeding smoothly fromtopic to topic How to provide the substantiation for the points you made How to communicate with people from other groups, such asmarketers, investors, users, and others How to overcome such obstacles as fear, boredom, and aversionto your material Distilling the art of communication to its essence, EssentialCommunication Strategies empowers you to communicate withconfidence and authority in every situation, to every audience.

Essential Communication Skills for Nursing and Midwifery E-Book


Author: Philippa Sully,Joan Dallas
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702044385
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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Effective communication skills are crucial in all aspects of nursing and midwifery practice - this book will enable readers to communicate effectively and with confidence in their professional practice. It focuses on the communication skills needed for the development of effective professional and therapeutic relationships. It is a 'how to do it' book that relates the theory of effective and ethical communication to the practice of nursing and midwifery and provides a framework for developing communication skills to meet a variety of situations.

Shirley Taylor's Essential Communication Skills

The Ultimate Guide to Successful Business Communication
Author: Shirley Taylor
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582432024
Category: Business communication
Page: 270
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Shirley Taylor presents a comprehensive business communication textbook that focuses on the development of effective written and oral communication skills. The book offers examination-style questions for Pitman, RSA and LCCI candidates

Crackle and Fizz

Essential Communication and Pitching Skills for Scientists
Author: Caroline van den Brul
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 1783262869
Category: Science
Page: 216
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This is a book for scientists and other experts who need to explain the significance and potential of their work to colleagues, committees, funding bodies or the general public. It details how to harness story-telling principles to make complex or technical content easier to communicate and fulfilling for audiences. Eight narrative ingredients, Audience, Change and Affect, Lure, World, Character, Big Hook, Plot and Structure, are illustrated with examples and exercises to demonstrate how to build a presentation, how to pitch for funds or resources, how to make a persuasive argument, or simply how to explain ideas so they CRACKLE and FIZZ for the Audience. Contents:Your Audience: The Person or People Whose Full Engagement You NeedChange and Affect: Gives Communication Its Meaning and ImpactLure: An Enticement, Usually with a Bait, Offering the Promise of a RewardWorld: The Contextual Space in Which Your Narrative will UnfoldCharacter: You! — The Audience's Guide, in Search of a PrizeBig Hook: A Puzzle Which Drives the NarrativePlot: The Perilous Journey to Solve the Puzzle and Reach the PrizeStructure: Making the Whole More Than the Sum of Its PartsMake Your Pitch CRACKLE: How to Persuade, to Win Support Readership: Research scientists across all fields of science, from engineers to historians of science. Key Features:This book helps researchers where they routinely struggle: communicating their specialist knowledge. It does so by challenging, guiding, and inspiring them to consider their content, not just as facts to be imparted, but as a narrative to impress audiences and funding bodies with the value of their workThe author is a former BBC science producer who has coached hundreds of PhDs and career scientists to become profoundly better communicators by using the narrative principles which are outlined in this bookThe narrative principles outlined in this book can be applied to all forms of effective communication, from posters to papers, and grant proposals to presentationsIncludes a Foreword writer Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell FRS (VC and President of Manchester University)Keywords:Science Communication;Communication Skills;Narrative Skills;Story Telling;Pitching Skills;Preparing Presentations;Papers;Posters;Conference Presentations;Abstracts;Grant ProposalsReviews:“It is full of anecdotes and examples, tips and exercises and can be read from cover to cover or dipped in to regularly and kept as a reference. I shall certainly recommend it to students and colleagues.”Professor Nancy Rothwell FRS President and Vice-Chancellor University of Manchester

Essential Communication


Author: Ronald Brian Adler,George R. Rodman,Athena DuPré
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780190650087
Category: Communication
Page: N.A
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Cop Talk

Essential Communication Skills for Community Policing
Author: Virginia Kidd,Rick Braziel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780965502931
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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This book is intended for police officers who want to improve their communication skills in the context of implementing the goals and objectives of community policing. The first chapter discusses basic communication principles that explain how a message is sent and received. It examines the content and relational message components, communication context, verbal and nonverbal codes, channel, and feedback. Chapter 2 is designed to improve an officer's interpersonal communication, as community policing increases the number of interactions between an officer and the community. Chapter 3 considers the dynamics of work groups. Step-by-step instructions are provided for planning and leading a small, task-oriented group meeting. Chapter 4 focuses on public speaking, as it teaches officers how to prepare and deliver a talk before a group; and Chapter 5 instructs officers in how to prepare for and lead a community meeting. Topics cover selecting a presentation format, planning the details of your meeting, and dealing with a hostile audience. Remaining chapters focus on creative problem-solving techniques, ways to convince others to support a creative solution and become involved in an action plan for change, and ways to publicize a program through the media and other means.

Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Communication Disorders


Author: J. Anthony Seikel,David G. Drumright,Paula Seikel
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 128541554X
Category: Medical
Page: 528
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The Smart Woman's Guide To Homebuilding

An Essential Communication Reference For Homeowners And Builders
Author: Dori Howard
Publisher: Betterway Books
ISBN: 9781558708174
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
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In many homebuilding situations, the woman of the household is the first line of communication with architects, bankers and builders. This book brings forth all of the pertinent information for home building including homebuilding hindsight from the author and insider advice from experts in the home building industry.

Focus on Function

Gaining Essential Communication Skills
Author: Evelyn R. Klein,Shelly E. Hahn
Publisher: Pro-Ed
ISBN: 9781416402008
Category: Communicative disorders
Page: 325
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The Concept of Existence in the Concluding Unscientific Postscript


Author: R.H. Johnson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401028362
Category: Philosophy
Page: 226
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The writings of Kierkegaard continue to be a fertile source for con temporary philosophical thought. Perhaps the most interesting of his works to a philosopher is the Concluding Unscientific Postscript to the Philosophical Fragments. The Fragments is a brief, algebraic piece in which the author attempts to put forward the central teachings of Christianity in philosophical terminology. The. work is addressed to a reader who has a philosophical bent and who may therefore be tempted to relate to Christianity via such questions as: Can the truth of Christian ity be established? The analysis of the Fragments establishes that this way of relating to Christianity is misguided, since Christianity and phil osophy are categorically different. Having done this, the author turns his attention in the Postscript to the question of how an individual human being can properly establish a relationship to Christianity. In order to become a Christian, one must first of all exist. "Nothing more than thatP' one may be tempted to think. Yet at the very core of the Postscript is the notion that to exist as an individual human being is difficult. The author goes so far as to claim that men have forgotten what it means to exist.

Hand in Hand

Essentials of Communication and Orientation and Mobility for Your Students Who Are Deaf-Blind
Author: Kathleen Mary Heubner
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
ISBN: 9780891289371
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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This series was designed to develop resources for educators of children who are visually impaired, hearing impaired, and severely disabled. The Hand In Hand materials emphasize the communication and mobility skills crucial to independence, and provide important information to help service providers do their jobs effectively. Containing contributions from more than 30 nationally recognized experts in the field of deaf-blindness, this groundbreaking information consists of four components that can be used separately or together. A two-volume, self-study text that explains how deaf-blind students learn, focusing on essential communication and mobility skills. Designed to provide comprehensive information in an easy-to-read way, this invaluable resource includes identified key concepts, self-study questions and answers, and references. The user-friendly format includes concise "Help at a Glance" and "From Theory to Practice" sections throughout. Sidebars, figures, tables, graphs, and photos offer additional perspectives and information.

Udder Health and Communication


Author: H. Hogeveen,T.J.G.M. Lam
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9086867421
Category: Science
Page: 428
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In dairy industries throughout the world there is a desire to optimize udder health. An improved udder health will lead to improved animal welfare, improved production efficiency and a reduction of the use of antibiotics. To improve udder health, first of all, technical knowledge on issues such as treatment, milking, infectious pressure and host resistance is important. However, over the years we learned that knowledge alone is not enough: knowledge has to be used. And for knowledge to be used, farmers have to be motivated. This requires knowledge about motivation and communication. In this book, recent knowledge on technical udder health issues is combined with knowledge on motivation and communication. A large number of descriptions of mastitis control programs that are being carried out worldwide is combined with more specific studies. These are aimed at effective advising, motivation and communication strategies, economics, and technical studies on mastitis control and prevention. Therefore, this book provides an applied source of information for all that are willing to improve udder health.

Letters for Lawyers

Essential Communications for Clients, Prospects, and Others
Author: Thomas E. Kane
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590312674
Category: Law
Page: 157
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The new 2nd edition of this publication will help ease the task of communicating with clients, prospects and others. This book contains numerous communication tools, including: business letters, announcement cards, invitations, survey forms, response cards, press releases, and thank-you notes.

Essential Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)


Author: Richard Crane,Steve Resnick,Chris Bowen
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132701600
Category: Computers
Page: 608
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“Whether this is the first time or the fifty-first time you’re using WCF, you’ll learn something new by reading this book.” --Nicholas Allen, Program Manager, Web Services, Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is the easiest way to produce and consume Web services on the Microsoft platform. With .NET 3.5, WCF has been extensively revamped--and Visual Studio 2008 gives developers powerful new tools for utilizing it. Essential Windows Communication Foundation shows developers exactly how to make the most of WCF with .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008. Drawing on extensive experience working with early adopters, three Microsoft insiders systematically address the topics developers ask about WCF. The authors approach each subject with practical advice and present best practices, tips, and tricks for solving problems. Throughout, you’ll find detailed explanations, solutions for the “pain points” of WCF development, and an extensive collection of reusable code examples. Coverage includes Using WCF contracts to define complex structures and interfaces Understanding WCF’s channel stacks and channel model architecture Configuring the WCF communication stack to use only the protocols you need Using standard and custom service behaviors to manage concurrency, instances, transactions, and more Serializing data from .NET types to XML Infosets and representing Infosets “on the wire” Hosting WCF services via IIS, managed .NET applications, and Windows Activation Services WCF security, in depth: authentication; transport and message-level security; and Internet and intranet scenarios Improving reliability: exception handling, diagnostics, and more Workflow services: new integration points between WCF 3.5 and Windows Workflow Foundation Building client-to-client, peer network-based applications Utilizing WCF for non-SOAP Web services: AJAX and JSON examples and .NET 3.5 hosting classes Microsoft’s Steve Resnick, Richard Crane, and Chris Bowen are technology experts at the Microsoft Technology Center in Boston. They specialize in helping customers improve their technical agility by applying WCF and related technologies. Resnick has specialized in Internet technologies and distributed computing at Microsoft since 1995. He is a frequent speaker at Microsoft events and is now technology director for the U.S. Microsoft Technology Centers. Crane has more than 15 years of experience in senior software development roles. He specializes in large-scale Web sites, distributed computing, transactional systems, and performance analysis. Bowen has been an architect and developer for more than 15 years at companies such as Monster.com and Staples and is co-author of Professional Visual Studio 2005 Team System. Foreword xxv Preface xxvii Chapter 1: Basics 1 Chapter 2: Contracts 33 Chapter 3: Channels 91 Chapter 4: Bindings 111 Chapter 5: Behaviors 181 Chapter 6: Serialization and Encoding 241 Chapter 7: Hosting 287 Chapter 8: Security 315 Chapter 9: Diagnostics 375 Chapter 10: Exception Handling 403 Chapter 11: Workflow Services 423 Chapter 12: Peer Networking 459 Chapter 13: Programmable Web 503 Appendix: Advanced Topics 537 Index 553