Communication Skills in Health and Social Care

Author: Bernard Moss

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526422689

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Our ability to communicate is a key part of everyday life and is an essential skill, particularly when communicating with vulnerable people in a health and social care setting. Presented in a unique and easy-to-use dictionary format, this practical guide will help students and practitioners understand and apply the principles of effective communication. From the ‘how to’ practicalities through to challenges and honing existing skills, this book will ensure they have the confidence and knowledge to communicate skilfully and successfully in many different contexts and settings. This book is essential reading for anyone working in the helping professions for whom good communication skills are an essential part of their role. The new edition features: · New entries covering social media, mindfulness, several tricky topics, and much more. · Service user snippets to help address and understand the issues about service user perspectives. · Skills to ensure you are engaging with the Professional Capabilities Framework. ?
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Communication Skills for the Health Care Professional

Concepts and Techniques

Author: Gwen Marram Van Servellen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780834207660

Category: Medical

Page: 381

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This textbook provides the kind of comprehensive and in-depth preparation your students need to communicate optimally with patients, families, and fellow providers. Combining principles and practical applications, this text shows students how to apply communication techniques to patient care. It contains specific examples from many health care disciplines and is appropriate for all students in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and other allied health professions. Complete with chapter objectives, real-life examples and sample dialogue, and a glossary defining over 100 words and terms essential to the field of communication.
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Effective Communication

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Author: Suzan Collins

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846429323

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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Social care workers in residential or domiciliary settings need to be able to communicate effectively in order to carry out their work. Supporting people with a variety of difficulties including hearing loss, impaired speech, visual impairment, dementia and physical and learning disabilities requires a range of communication skills, such as listening, sign language, writing notes, and using body language, touch and stimulation. This workbook will provide workers with the ability to enable adults with limited or no verbal communication skills to make decisions, and to express their views in their preferred method of communication. Effective Communication includes practical guidance on using communication tools, such as computers, staff photo rota boards and pictorial menu boards, and use of photographs as visual reminders. The workbook meets the requirements of care standards and also refers to the importance of recording and reporting, and dealing with sensitive and complex issues, such as breaking the news of a family bereavement, or communicating with a person who has been abused. Designed to meet the requirements of Health and Social Care (Adults) NVQ Level 3, Unit 31, this workbook is also a valuable source of guidance for any social care worker wanting to improve communication with the people they support.
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Communication in Healthcare

Author: Karen Bryan

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039111220

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 379

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Communication within the context of health and social care faces many challenges. Our understanding of how language and communication information is processed by the brain is increasing our awareness of the complexities involved and the influence of normal ageing on communication processing. Care systems are becoming more complex and service users demand more information and choice. At the same time, the range of service users encountered by practitioners includes more people with varied language backgrounds, and greater language and cultural diversity is occurring among health and social care staff. This volume explores current challenges to achieving effective communication in health and social care. It outlines how practitioners communicate, innovative methods for teaching communication skills, and methodologies to include children and people with communication difficulties in research and in consultation processes about healthcare. Particular communication issues, within the context of healthcare, for population groups such as older people, asylum seekers, young offenders and people with mental health problems are also addressed.
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Study Skills for Health and Social Care Students

Author: Juliette Oko,Jim Reid

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857258060

Category: Medical

Page: 120

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Many students on Health and Social Care Foundation Degree and Access courses struggle with the academic expectations required of them at this level. This book is written to support such students in adapting to self-directed study, understand the assessment process and how they can make the most of their learning opportunities. The authors also cover practicalities such as avoiding plagiarism, using their studies to become a reflective practitioner, and understanding the benefit of research and critical thinking. More than a generic study guide, this book is practice-based and will be of great benefit to health and social care students. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university.
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Advanced Health and Social Care

Author: Neil Moonie

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435455897

Category: Medical care

Page: 498

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This student textbook matches the mandatory units and key skills of the GNVQ in Health and Social Care qualification, advanced level. This revised edition contains information on key areas. Chapters and sub-chapters match the headings in the AVCE specifications, to ensure students find their way easily through the book. Every chapter contains case studies about real organizations, so that students can see how the theory they are learning is used every day in the real world.
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Developing Assertiveness Skills for Health and Social Care Professionals

Author: Annie Phillips,Pamela Mary Enderby

Publisher: Radcliffe Pub

ISBN: 9781846199776

Category: Medical

Page: 294

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Want to communicate clearly, honestly and directly, without avoidance or resorting to manipulative or aggressive behaviour? Learn how to be assertive and explore its advantages as the primary tool of effective communication skills in healthcare settings. If you work in health or social care as a manager or clinician, deal with people on a daily basis, and need these dealings to be thoughtful, effective, and stress free, this is the book for you. It teaches you how to understand and alleviate barriers to effective communication, manage the stresses and conflicts, and develop the effective clinical, people and management skills you need to navigate successfully through a career in healthcare. It challenges the reader to re-construct their approach to communication and present themselves more confidently whilst encouraging investment in their personal and professional development. This highly practical guide, and its companion volume Developing Leadership Skills for Health and Social Care Professionals are essential tools for all health and social care professionals wanting to develop relationships with their colleagues, patients and clients including clinicians, practice managers, nurses, midwives, general practitioners, therapists, doctors, dieticians, psychological therapists, paramedics and health visitors.
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Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Nursing

Author: Shirley Bach,Alec Grant

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473927412

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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'This is an excellent book. It has been really helpful with my communication teaching.' Mrs Sarah Young, Faculty of Health & Social Care, University of The West of England The new edition of this well regarded book will be useful to you for your entire course. It introduces the underpinning theory and concepts required for the development of first class communication and interpersonal skills. The authors have provided a simple-to-read overview of the central topics that provide a solid foundation in this crucial area of nursing practice. Through scenarios and theory summaries the book will teach you skills that you can immediately implement on your placements and regular activities break up the text and encourage critical thinking and reflection – two vital graduate skills.
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Nursing: Communication Skills in Practice

Author: Lucy Webb

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199582726

Category: Medical

Page: 329

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Nursing students require a unique guide to communication and interpersonal skills to help them succeed on both placement and in academic work. This text presents the theory and practice of communication for all care settings, and professional needs during the pre-registration course.
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Health and Social Care

Author: Angela Fisher

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435452957

Category: Medical care

Page: 384

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Complete coverage of this exciting new course This Student Book contains the four mandatory units and four of the most popular option units - everything needed to pass this new award. The comprehensive, in-depth coverage makes this the only book students will need to pass the award. The authors have worked closely with OCR on the development of the course, so they fully understand the OCR National requirements. The colourful and attractive design ensures that students will find the book accessible and easy to use.
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Rethinking Communication in Health and Social Care

Author: Annette Roebuck

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113746495X

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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In health and social care settings, it's important to remember that not everyone uses words to communicate. This uniquely inspiring book is co-produced with service users from Communicate2U, a not-for-profit organisation that works to improve the experiences of people who may be vulnerable because of their communication style. Providing detailed case examples and fun, practical exercises blended with examination of key research and theory, Rethinking Communication in Health and Social Care equips readers with the knowledge and skills required to interact with service users in a way that empowers them and creates a positive difference in their lives. Tackling issues such as body language, the roles of pitch and silence, and the effects of the physical environment on communication, the book offers a range of features to help you develop a truly inclusive health and social care practice. Each chapter includes: • Thought-provoking case scenarios to help you apply theory to everyday practice • A wealth of questions and activities to help you reflect on what you have learned • Links to online materials, including videos put together by service users, which will enable you to learn from the real communication experts. Accessible yet highly informative, Rethinking Communication in Health and Social Care is essential reading for students and professionals across the full range of health and social care disciplines – from social work and counselling to nursing, occupational therapy and beyond.
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Communication Skills for Adult Nurses

Author: Sarah Kraszewski,Abayomi McEwen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335239994

Category: Medical

Page: 188

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A practical book aimed at helping the trainee or qualified nurse to hone and develop their communication skills. Full of vignettes from both patient and nurse perspective, the book includes common scenarios, activity points and suggestions for practice.
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Essential Communication Skills for Nursing and Midwifery E-Book

Author: Philippa Sully,Joan Dallas

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044385

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Effective communication skills are crucial in all aspects of nursing and midwifery practice - this book will enable readers to communicate effectively and with confidence in their professional practice. It focuses on the communication skills needed for the development of effective professional and therapeutic relationships. It is a 'how to do it' book that relates the theory of effective and ethical communication to the practice of nursing and midwifery and provides a framework for developing communication skills to meet a variety of situations.
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Communication Skills For Children'S Nurses

Author: Lambert, Veronica,Long, Tony,Kelleher, Deirdre

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335242863

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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This guide will help children's nurses to communicate with confidence, sensitivity and effectiveness; to meet the individual needs of children and their families. The book explores different aspects of communicating in this challenging environment using vignettes, examples, practice insights and tips. The book emphasises the importance of listening to and respecting children's views and rights, in addition to respecting parent responsibility, rights and duty to act in the child's best interests. The authors show how a balance between protective exclusion and facilitated inclusion is core to communicating with children and families.
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Preparing for Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

Author: Anita Atwal,Mandy Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444316346

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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Preparing for Professional Practice in Health and SocialCare is the ultimate companion for students and newly qualifiedpractitioners in occupational therapy, physiotherapy and otherallied health professions. A multi-professional team of qualified and experiencedcontributors explain key concepts in professional practice withinthe contexts of health, social care and education systems. Topicsrange from law, ethics and client-centred practice tointerprofessional working, team-building, communication skills andreflective practice. Further chapters provide practical guidance onwriting a CV, applying for jobs and interview technique, as well asoffering advice on career-planning and continuing professionaldevelopment. KEY FEATURES clear definitions of key concepts case studies and examples from clinical practice summaries of key points self-assessment exercises references and further reading
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