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Communication in Nursing (Paperback) (R.N. Julia Balzer Riley)

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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 newActive 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.
  • Exercises throughout 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 theimportance of interprofessional education and communication in the healthcare environment.
  • NEW! Addresses theimportance 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 andprofessional boundaries related to social media.
  • NEW! Coverage of themost current research about the importance of self-care.
  • NEW! Explains the importance ofthe concept of "the pause" in communication so you better understand how and when to use pauses.
Number of Pages: 374
Genre: Medical
Sub-Genre: Caregiving
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science
Author: R.N. Julia Balzer Riley
Language: English
Street Date: January 29, 2016
TCIN: 50264638
UPC: 9780323354103
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-1091
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