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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Interaction for Practice in Community Nursing

ISBN 9780333727799
Publication Date June 1999
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
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.

ANN LONG, RGN, RMN, HV, DipN, RNT, RHVT, BSc (Psychology), MSc (Counselling), Post Graduate Certificate in Research Methods, Certification in Psychodynamic Theory is Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Health Visiting at the University of Ulster. She is also Course Director for BSc (Hons) in Community Nursing.

Introduction; A.Long
Setting the Scene; S.Groogan
Use of Presence in Community Health Care Nursing;  E.Slevin
The Nurse-Patient Relationship: Caring in a Health Context; O.Slevin
Barriers to Communication; D.Dickson
Counselling for Effective Practice; O.Barr
Secrets and Lies: Ethical Communication; R.Baxter
Communicating Beyond Individual Bias; D.Tourish
Unconscious Communications; R.Kapur
Health Promotion for Individuals, Families and Communities; P.Fleming
Communicating with Challenging Clients; P.Irving & D.Hazlett
Clarifying Communication for Advanced Interaction; A.Long.


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