Catalogue


Communication in palliative nursing /
Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles ... [et al.].
imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2013.
description
xvii, 286 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0199796823 (hardback : alk. paper), 9780199796823 (hardback : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2013.
isbn
0199796823 (hardback : alk. paper)
9780199796823 (hardback : alk. paper)
contents note
Defining and understanding communication -- Communicate -- Orientation and opportunity -- Mindful presence -- Family -- Openings -- Relating -- Team -- Communicating self-care needs.
catalogue key
8718327
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Reviews
Review Quotes
"This book is clearly a treat to read and digest. As any nurse in palliative care knows, communication is the cornerstone for effective palliative care nursing. This text mentors the reader on how to be a mindful communicator. It explores the challenges faced every day in attempting to meet patients' and families' needs. A must read for any palliative care nurse!" -- Patrick Coyne, Thomas Palliative Care Program Clinical Director, Virginia Commonwealth University "Communication is essential to effective palliative care nursing and this remarkable book skillfully guides readers through this process. The clear and effective writing by this distinguished team of authors make this an effortless read and the clinically authentic vignettes bring meaning to the message. We all strive for lucid and thoughtful communication, with patients, their families, our co-workers, and indeed with our own loved ones. This outstanding book empowers us all to meet this fundamental goal." -- Judith A. Paice, Director, Cancer Pain Program, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
This book is written for nurses but the messages are relevant to all the healthcare professionals who work in palliative care. Written by an expert in palliative care nursing (BF) and experts in communication (the others), it underlines the importance of communication and that it can be learned.
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text 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. Central to this curriculum is the need for nurses to practice self-care.
Long Description
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 whenpatients, 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.
Long Description
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 topractice 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 whenpatients, 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.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
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 ofthe 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 helpnurses enhance their own communication and create comfort for themselves, as well as for patients and their families.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Defining and Understanding Communicationp. 1
Communicatep. 23
Orientation and Opportunityp. 59
Mindful Presencep. 93
Familyp. 119
Openingsp. 151
Relatingp. 187
Teamp. 225
Communicating Self-Care Needsp. 253
Indexp. 273
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem