Communication in Palliative Nursing

Author: Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles,Joy Goldsmith,Betty Ferrell,Sandra L. Ragan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199796890

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Communication in Palliative Nursing unites complementary work in communication studies and nursing research to present a theoretically grounded curriculum for teaching palliative care communication to nurses. The chapters outline the COMFORT curriculum, comprised of these elements: Communication, Orientation and opportunity, Mindful presence, Family, Openings, Relating, and Team communication. Central to this curriculum is the need for nurses to practice self-care. Based on a narrative approach to communication, which addresses communication skills development holistically, this volume teaches nurses to consider a holistic model of communication that aligns with the holistic nature of palliative care. This work moves beyond the traditional and singular view of the nurse as patient and family teacher, to embrace more complex communication challenges present in palliative care -- namely, providing care and comfort through communication at a time when patients, families, and nurses themselves are suffering. In addition to collaborating with physicians, the nurse's role involves speaking with patients and families after they have received bad news and often extends to discussions of spiritual and religious concerns. This book covers communication theory, clinical tools, and teaching resources to help nurses enhance their own communication and create comfort for themselves, as well as for patients and their families.
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Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters

Author: Julia Wood

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 049500653X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 9335

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This best-selling text by a leading voice in the field offers a distinct alternative to existing textbooks for the introductory course in interpersonal communication. This text offers a theoretically unified but pragmatic introduction to the concepts, principles, and skills of interpersonal communication in a multicultural society. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS consistently integrates ethics and issues of social diversity into coverage of both discussions and mastery of skills, and it shows how interpersonal communication theory and skills pertain to students' daily encounters with others. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS pays unparalleled attention to social diversity and emphasizes theories, research, and skills that are anchored in the field of communication. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters

Author: Julia T. Wood

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111346402

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Written by Julia T. Wood, one of the communication field's leading scholars, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS, 7E, actively engages students in interpersonal theories, ethics, and the understanding of social diversity while fostering skills students will apply in their everyday encounters. This new seventh edition integrates the latest communication research and devotes more attention to and provides additional exercises on active learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Interpersonal Communication

Everyday Encounters

Author: Julia T. Wood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780534548391

Category:

Page: N.A

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This best-selling text by a leading voice in the field offers a distinct alternative to existing textbooks for the introductory course in interpersonal communication. This theoretically unified but pragmatic introduction to the concepts, principles, and skills of interpersonal communication in a multicultural society. This text consistently integrates ethics and issues of social diversity into coverage of both discussions and mastery of skills, and it shows how interpersonal communication theory and skills pertain to students' daily encounters with others. With unparalleled attention to social diversity and an emphasis on theories, research, and skills that are anchored in the field of communication, the new edition integrates Web and CD-ROM technology to provide interactive learning experiences for today's digital classroom.
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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Psychological Issues

Author: Brent Slife

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780073515106

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

View: 9415

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This Fifteenth Edition of TAKING SIDES: PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructor’s manual with testing material is available for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.
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