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Communication for nurses : talking with patients / edited by Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN-BC, AOCNP (Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts; Oncology Nurse Practitioner, St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, New Hampshire; Associate Member, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Centers), Janice B. Foust, PhD, RN (Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts).

Sheldon, Lisa Kennedy, (editor.). Foust, Janice B., (editor.). Sheldon, Lisa Kennedy. Communication for nurses. (Added Author).


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.--Publisher's website.

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  • ISBN: 9781449691776 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1449691773 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xxi, 291 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Third edition.
  • Publisher: Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, [2014]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Second edition published as: Communication for nurses / Lisa Kennedy Sheldon. 2009.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The first encounter / Lisa Kennedy Sheldon -- The nurse as a person : theories of self and nursing / Lisa Kennedy Sheldon -- Patients as people : standards to guide communication / Lisa Kennedy Sheldon -- Cross-cultural communication / Judith Healy Walsh -- Establishing a therapeutic relationship / Lisa Kennedy Sheldon -- Interviewing skills : a clinical art and science / Lisa Kennedy Sheldon -- Nonverbal communication : cues and body language / Lisa Kennedy Sheldon -- Humor / Lisa Kennedy Sheldon and Janice B. Foust -- Improving quality of care and safety during transitions in care / Janice B. Foust -- Physical impairments to communication / Janice B. Foust -- Talking with children : working with families / Esther Seibold -- Nurses as educators : simulation, communication, and patient care / Judith Healey Walsh and Jennifer Mardin Small -- Communicating about sexual health needs / Teri Aronowitz -- Helping patients with pain / Jeannine Brant -- Communication in life-threatening illness and spiritual care / Amy Rex-Smith -- Anger, anxiety, and difficult communication styles / Lisa Kennedy Sheldon -- Compassion fatigue : caring for yourself / Lisa Kennedy Sheldon -- Practicing conflict resolution, negotiation, and interprofessional and intraprofessional collaboration / JoAnn Mulready-Schick and Janice B. Foust -- Electronic communication: media, social networking, medical records, and email / Sheryl LaCoursiere -- Delegation and assertive communication / JoAnn Mulready-Schick -- A conclusion and a beginning.
Subject: Communication in nursing.
Nurse and patient.
Nurse-Patient Relations
Nurses > psychology
Nursing Theory
Models, Nursing

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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