Nursing: Communication Skills in Practice (Prepare for Practice)

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The journey to becoming a nurse requires students to demonstrate effective communication skills with patients, carers and other healthcare professionals, based on sound evidence and apply these in a variety of care settings. Nursing: Communication Skills in Practice has been specifically developed as a one stop shop of healthcare communication theory and practical skills for all aspects of the pre-registration course - in both the classroom and on clinical placement.

The authors introduce essential communication and interpersonal theories before explaining how these can be applied therapeutically with patients and carers, professionally with colleagues and on health records, as well as how to overcome common challenges in practice. Practice examples, scenarios, and videos apply skills to a huge range of clinical settings and client groups so readers can easily see how to adapt their approach for different fields of practice and individual patient needs whilst basing decisions on a clear rationale.

Useful for the entire course, the content reflects the NMC domain for communication and interpersonal skills and also addresses the student's experience of placement learning, presentations, assignments and personal development. Written in an easy to read, student friendly manner and accompanied by video, this text will help student nurses develop excellent communication skills so they are truly prepared for practice.

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Videos: bring theory to life by demonstrating communication skills in action.

Quizzes allow students to test their underlying knowledge and understanding.

Scenarios give students a chance to consider knowledge and apply their skills prior to placement or assessments.

Practice exercises and learning materials can be printed off to be used in placement with mentors to help students translate theory into practice and achieve their learning outcomes.

Advice and reflections from academics, clinicians and other students will give junior students the benefit of other's experience and tips on what works well.

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Dr Lucy Webb, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University.

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"It makes relevant theory very accessible to the reader and helps its application in practice and in 'real life'"

--Dave Roberts, Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University

"10/10 - I would be very likely to recommend this book due to its focus on the application of theory to practice and the examples given within the chapters. An excellent resource for the student nurse."

--Gaynor Fenton, Lecturer, Salford University

"an easily read source of advice, providing important and relevant content written in a friendly way,"

--Irene McTaggart, lecturer, University of Dundee

"This is of more use [than other texts] which would cause me to recommend it. It unpicks peoples anxiety over [communication skills, such as] breaking bad news and then shows how fairly simple skills and reflection on the situation can help students make the leap into broaching those topics."
--Joel Hawkins, Clinical Nurse lead and Mentor, South England

"a practical book with useful skills, easy to read, and clear - it does what it says on the box!"

--Alison Hodges. Nurse and Mentor, Cornwall

"[Finally] one book, specifically for nursing students, which contains the challenges to communication that includes different settings, problems encountered and how these can be overcome. The first time I have can across a book, which aims to meet NMC proficiencies for the register-
Excellent!"

--Amy Hutchinson, Student, University of Ulster

"Detailed, understandable and incredibly important to communication skills of student nurses. The examples were detailed and allow for links to be made to practice and to see where and how the situations may arise.. relevance for all areas of placement"

--Laura Mason, Student, Leeds University

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