Essential Communication Skills for Nursing

Author: Philippa Sully,Joan Dallas

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723433097

Category: Medical

Page: 215

View: 6996


Effective communication skills are crucial in all aspects of nursing practice - this book will enable you to communicate effectively and with confidence in your professional practice. It focusses 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 provides a framework for developing communication skills to meet a variety of nursing situations. Helps user to: ensure respect and dignity; communicate assertively; develop empathy and comfort skills; communicate effectively in a team; deal with difficult situations; and reflect on actual practice Offers an easy to use, attractive 2 colour design throughout. Written in a clear, consistent style to aid comprehension. Further reading and references point to the evidence and knowledge base.

Essential Communication Skills for Nursing and Midwifery E-Book

Author: Philippa Sully,Joan Dallas

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044385

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 8284


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.

Essential Communication Strategies

For Scientists, Engineers, and Technology Professionals

Author: Herbert Hirsch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471660892

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 6610


Learn the tricks-of-the-trade of becoming a great technicalcommunicator Remember when you were an undergraduate and freshman compositionseemed so irrelevant to your life? After all, you were going toconquer the world with technological know-how. Your spellchecksoftware would handle the details. Now that you're a professional -pitching an idea, vying for a contract or grant, or presenting at ameeting - getting your point across effectively suddenly seemspretty essential for success, doesn't it? Fear not. This light-hearted text, brimming with proventechniques, good advice, and real-world examples that you caneasily apply to your own case, will turn you into an adeptcommunicator. Written expressly for technologists, this is asimple, concise, and practical guide to the communication dynamicsof writing, presentation delivery, and meeting interaction. Herbert Hirsch, in-demand consultant who developed thesetechniques for his own prolific engineering career, teaches you howto use "scripting" to plan for communication events. More than amere outline or storyboard, scripting is a powerful technique thatassists you in getting the right structure and content, in theproper order. Using scripting, you will master the fundamental principles ofcommunicating: How to grab the reader's or audience's attention from thestart How to maintain the connection while proceeding smoothly fromtopic to topic How to provide the substantiation for the points you made How to communicate with people from other groups, such asmarketers, investors, users, and others How to overcome such obstacles as fear, boredom, and aversionto your material Distilling the art of communication to its essence, EssentialCommunication Strategies empowers you to communicate withconfidence and authority in every situation, to every audience.

Shirley Taylor's Essential Communication Skills

The Ultimate Guide to Successful Business Communication

Author: Shirley Taylor

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582432024

Category: Business communication

Page: 270

View: 1157


Shirley Taylor presents a comprehensive business communication textbook that focuses on the development of effective written and oral communication skills. The book offers examination-style questions for Pitman, RSA and LCCI candidates

Crackle and Fizz

Essential Communication and Pitching Skills for Scientists

Author: Caroline van den Brul

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1783262869

Category: Science

Page: 216

View: 482


This is a book for scientists and other experts who need to explain the significance and potential of their work to colleagues, committees, funding bodies or the general public. It details how to harness story-telling principles to make complex or technical content easier to communicate and fulfilling for audiences. Eight narrative ingredients, Audience, Change and Affect, Lure, World, Character, Big Hook, Plot and Structure, are illustrated with examples and exercises to demonstrate how to build a presentation, how to pitch for funds or resources, how to make a persuasive argument, or simply how to explain ideas so they CRACKLE and FIZZ for the Audience. Contents:Your Audience: The Person or People Whose Full Engagement You NeedChange and Affect: Gives Communication Its Meaning and ImpactLure: An Enticement, Usually with a Bait, Offering the Promise of a RewardWorld: The Contextual Space in Which Your Narrative will UnfoldCharacter: You! — The Audience's Guide, in Search of a PrizeBig Hook: A Puzzle Which Drives the NarrativePlot: The Perilous Journey to Solve the Puzzle and Reach the PrizeStructure: Making the Whole More Than the Sum of Its PartsMake Your Pitch CRACKLE: How to Persuade, to Win Support Readership: Research scientists across all fields of science, from engineers to historians of science. Key Features:This book helps researchers where they routinely struggle: communicating their specialist knowledge. It does so by challenging, guiding, and inspiring them to consider their content, not just as facts to be imparted, but as a narrative to impress audiences and funding bodies with the value of their workThe author is a former BBC science producer who has coached hundreds of PhDs and career scientists to become profoundly better communicators by using the narrative principles which are outlined in this bookThe narrative principles outlined in this book can be applied to all forms of effective communication, from posters to papers, and grant proposals to presentationsIncludes a Foreword writer Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell FRS (VC and President of Manchester University)Keywords:Science Communication;Communication Skills;Narrative Skills;Story Telling;Pitching Skills;Preparing Presentations;Papers;Posters;Conference Presentations;Abstracts;Grant ProposalsReviews:“It is full of anecdotes and examples, tips and exercises and can be read from cover to cover or dipped in to regularly and kept as a reference. I shall certainly recommend it to students and colleagues.”Professor Nancy Rothwell FRS President and Vice-Chancellor University of Manchester

Cop Talk

Essential Communication Skills for Community Policing

Author: Virginia Kidd,Rick Braziel

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780965502931

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 4787


This book is intended for police officers who want to improve their communication skills in the context of implementing the goals and objectives of community policing. The first chapter discusses basic communication principles that explain how a message is sent and received. It examines the content and relational message components, communication context, verbal and nonverbal codes, channel, and feedback. Chapter 2 is designed to improve an officer's interpersonal communication, as community policing increases the number of interactions between an officer and the community. Chapter 3 considers the dynamics of work groups. Step-by-step instructions are provided for planning and leading a small, task-oriented group meeting. Chapter 4 focuses on public speaking, as it teaches officers how to prepare and deliver a talk before a group; and Chapter 5 instructs officers in how to prepare for and lead a community meeting. Topics cover selecting a presentation format, planning the details of your meeting, and dealing with a hostile audience. Remaining chapters focus on creative problem-solving techniques, ways to convince others to support a creative solution and become involved in an action plan for change, and ways to publicize a program through the media and other means.