Interaction for Practice in Community Nursing
|Publication Date||June 1999|
|Series||Community Health Care Series|
This exciting book covers a range of models and approaches to advanced communication within the context of contemporary community health care nursing. Theoretical definitions of communication will be given and the intricacies involved in initiating, maintaining and closing a therapeutic relationship are examined. The essential skills for health-giving communication, relating to information giving, health promotion, counselling and the therapeutic use of the self, are highlighted. Barriers to effective communication will be discussed, together with practical suggestions for overcoming these barriers.