cover image - Patient and Person,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780729586092
Page Count: 352
Imprint: Elsevier
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Patient and Person,6th Edition

by Jane Stein-Parbury, RN, BSN, MEd(Pittsburgh), PhD(Adelaide), FRCNA
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cover image - Patient and Person,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780729586092
Page Count: 352
Imprint: Elsevier
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Effective communication is vital for nurses to provide quality care for patients and their families.

Patient & Person provides students with an essential framework to establish and build effective interpersonal skills in nursing practice.

Incorporating a person-centred approach, Patient & Person focuses on the importance of relating and interacting with patients as people - a concept central in providing quality nursing care and developing a therapeutic relationship in practice. 

    • Focus on interprofessional and team communication throughout
    • A suite of scenario-based videos supporting key communication skills and concepts, including empathy, challenging behaviours, advocating for a patient and admitting a patient with reflections from both the nurse and patient perspective
    • A series of video interviews - exploring diverse cultural backgrounds from the patient and practitioner perspective
    • More than 40 Learning Activities to help develop featured skills and concepts
    • Research highlights in each chapter covering the most recent research on communication in nursing
  • Part 1 - Introduction
    1. Why interpersonal skills?
    2. The patient–nurse relationship
    3. Nurse as therapeutic agent
    4. Considering culture

    Part 2 - The Skills
    5. Encouraging interaction: listening
    6. Building meaning: understanding
    7. Collecting information: exploring
    8. Intervening: comforting, supporting and enabling

    Part 3 - Skills in context
    9. Transitions through health and illness
    10. Challenging interpersonal encounters
    11. Building a supportive workplace
  • Jane Stein-Parbury, RN, BSN, MEd(Pittsburgh), PhD(Adelaide), FRCNA, Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
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