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Nurse-Patient Communication
This paper explores the critical nature of the communication interactions between nurse and patient.
# 96137 | 1,329 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jun 25, 2007 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Communication (General)

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The paper examines literature of a peer-reviewed nature supporting effective communication skills in the nursing practice. The paper relates that there are probably no skills that are as critical in nursing as communication skills. The paper reviews a study of negative communication skills of nursing staff and case studies that identify positive interactions in communications between nursing staff and patients. The paper concludes that nurse's communication skills have a great effect on outcomes for patients.

Review of the Literature

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Mendes, IA, Trevizan, MA, Noqueira, MS, Mayashida, M. (2000) Humanistic Approach to Nursing Communication: The Case of hospitalized Adolescent Female. Rev Bras Enferm (2000) Jan-Mar, 53(1):7-13.
  • Williams, Carol A. & Gossett, Monette T. (2001) Nursing Communication: Advocacy for the Patient or Physician" Clinical Nursing Research Vol. 10 No. 3 332-340 (2001) Online available at:
  • Colon-Emeric, Cathleen (2006) Patterns of Medical and Nursing Staff Communication in Nursing Homes: Implications and Insights From Complexity Science. Qualitative Health Research Vol. 16 NO. 2 1713-188 (2006)
  • Vaartio, H. et al (2006)Nursing Advocacy: How is it Defined by Patients and Nurses, What does it Involve and How is it Experienced? Scand J Caring Sci 2006 S ept;20(3):282-92.
  • Tfouni, LV; de Carvalho, EC; Scochi, CG (1991) Discourse, institution, power: an analysis of the nurse patient interaction Rev Gaucha Enferm 1991 Jan;12(1):20-5.

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