Patient and Person, 6th Edition
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