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Communication Skills for the Health Care Professional Concepts Practice and Evidence

Communication Skills for the Health Care Professional  Concepts  Practice  and Evidence Author Gwen van Servellen
ISBN-10 9780763755577
Release 2009-10-07
Pages 485
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The first text of its kind to address the connection between communication practices and quality patient care outcomes provides future and practicing patient caregivers basic communication knowledge and skills.



Communication Skills for the Healthcare Professional

Communication Skills for the Healthcare Professional Author Laurie Kelly McCorry
ISBN-10 1582558140
Release 2011
Pages 251
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Communication Skills for the Healthcare Professional is a comprehensive yet compact guide to learning essential communication skills that will prepare students for success as healthcare professionals. Intended to supplement the clinical coursework students complete in the first one to two years of all allied health programs, the book uses a broad range of examples, role plays, and scenarios from virtually every healthcare field, enabling both instructors and students to use it as an essential resource for mastering any area-specific communication skill. Each chapter provides students with objective and short-answer questions to test comprehension of the material, as well as more complex clinical applications that encourage students to develop the critical thinking skills they will need every day as professionals in the healthcare industry.



Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals

Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals Author Bernadette Howlett
ISBN-10 9781449611637
Release 2013-02-06
Pages 398
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Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals is included in the 2015 edition of the essential collection of Doody’s Core Titles. Evidence based practice (EBP) has become the standard in health care practice today. Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals covers the fundamentals of applying medical evidence to clinical practice and discussing research findings with patients and fellow professionals. This essential text explains the basic concepts of EBP, its applications in health care, and how to interpret biostatistics and biomedical research. With examples derived from multiple health professions, Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals teaches the skills needed to access and interpret research in order to successfully apply it to collaborative, patient-centered health care decisions. Students gain valuable practice with skill-building learning activities, such as explaining the evidence for treatments to patients, developing a standard of care, selecting a diagnostic tool, and designing community-based educational materials. Evidence-Based Practice for Health Professionals also helps prepare students to communicate knowledgeably with members of interprofessional healthcare teams as well as with pharmaceutical sales representatives. • Covers EBP fundamentals and their application to clinical practice • Teaches the skills needed to interpret medical research and apply it to patient care • Enables students to develop EBP skills with practical learning activities • Prepares students to communicate about medical evidence with patients and fellow professionals INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES • Instructor’s Manual • PowerPoint Presentations • Test Bank • Handouts Student Resources: Companion Website* *Each new copy of the textbook includes an access code for the Companion Website. Please note electronic formats/eBooks do not include access to the Companion Website.



Health Communication for Health Care Professionals

Health Communication for Health Care Professionals Author Dr. Michael P. Pagano, PhD, PA-C
ISBN-10 9780826124425
Release 2016-08-28
Pages 296
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Promotes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of health communication According to the Joint Commission, over 75% of all serious medical errors in this country result from miscommunication. Based in these adverse realities and the author philosophy that communication is a clinical skill integral to effective health care delivery, this comprehensive text addresses thetheories and abilities needed by all health care providers. The only text written specifically for students of nursing, medicine, physical therapy,pharmacy, dentistry, physician assistants and opticians, this book incorporates recommendations for specific multimedia, suggestions for class discussion and interactive case studies to provide a rich and multi-perspective learning experience for gaining optimal expertise in effective health communication The author underscores the importance of developing and maintaining successful relationships with patients, peers, and colleagues as a cornerstone ofeffective health care outcomes. With an emphasis on interactive learning, the text utilizescommunication theories to analyze verbal and non-verbalbehaviors in diverse health care contexts and assess which are more effective and why. Summaries at the end of each chapter discuss health communicationoutcomes. Chapters cover interpersonal and gendered communication, provider-patient communication, intercultural communication, organizationalcommunication, team communication, malpractice, palliative care, end-of-life communication, and many other topics. Key Features: Fosters a patient-centered, interdisciplinary, multidimensional learning experience for health care students Recommends experiential learning using videos, films, and related discussion exercises Presents case study role-plays Provides companion case study resource to enhance learning objectives



Motivational Interviewing in Health Care

Motivational Interviewing in Health Care Author Stephen Rollnick
ISBN-10 9781462507085
Release 2012-03-07
Pages 210
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Much of health care today involves helping patients manage conditions whose outcomes can be greatly influenced by lifestyle or behavior change. Written specifically for health care professionals, this concise book presents powerful tools to enhance communication with patients and guide them in making choices to improve their health, from weight loss, exercise, and smoking cessation, to medication adherence and safer sex practices. Engaging dialogues and vignettes bring to life the core skills of motivational interviewing (MI) and show how to incorporate this brief evidence-based approach into any health care setting. Appendices include MI training resources and publications on specific medical conditions. This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers.



Interpersonal Relationships

Interpersonal Relationships Author Elizabeth Arnold
ISBN-10 1437709443
Release 2010-12
Pages 547
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Acclaimed for its strong theoretical framework and consistent organization, Arnold and Boggs' Interpersonal Relationships: Professional Communication Skills for Nurses, 6th Edition, remains the definitive resource in developing effective communication with clients, families, and colleagues in order to achieve treatment goals in health care. This two-time AJN Book of the Year award-winner is thoroughly updated and includes current references describing how to modify communications strategies for various populations and situations including children, the elderly, end of life, health teaching, stress, crisis, and colleagues. Two new chapters address issues in contemporary health care related to promoting health safety and supporting continuity of care. Not only does this book present proven communications strategies and principles in nursing, psychology, and related theoretical frameworks, but also it challenges you to apply these strategies and principles to numerous exercises and practical nursing case studies. Written in terms of the nurse-client relationship, the cutting-edge communications strategies presented are key for nursing students and professional nurses. Covers all mandated topics for nursing professionals, from beginning students to staff development in a variety of settings, including professional collaboration, health team communication, patient-centered care, safety, and hand-off communication. Discusses nursing, behavioral, developmental, family, and communication theories, providing an essential foundation and a theoretical perspective of effective communication. Offers basic concepts first, followed by applications with emphasis on assessment, providing a sound framework as you prepare for nurse-client interactions. Experiential exercises offer the opportunity to practice, observe and critically evaluate your professional communication skills in a safe learning environment. Critical Thinking Exercises promote critical thinking processes essential for effective communication in nursing practice. Includes case examples throughout, creating empathy for clients' perspectives and needs. Offers Ethical Dilemma and Developing an Evidence-Based Practice boxes in each chapter. Describes how best to use the electronic health record for clear communication with current information on classification systems, standards of documentation, and telehealth technologies used in nursing. Acknowledges humor, gender, and touch as important means of communication in interpersonal relationships. Increases awareness of the issues involved in communicating with individuals of various stages of life, clients with special needs, and colleagues in all areas of health care. Provides learning objectives, chapter overviews, and a detailed glossary -- all designed to focus your learning and help you organize key content. A timely NEW Communicating for a Safe Environment chapter provides practice guidelines in line with The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals on improved communication among caregivers. NEW Communicating for Continuity of Care chapter defines COC and describes current challenges, and addresses its relational, informational, and management dimensions. Enhanced discussion on spirituality and end-of-life needs focuses on trust, empathy, and the nurse-client relationship -- all central components of holistic nursing identified by The Joint Commission as priorities for patient care.



Becoming a Nurse

Becoming a Nurse Author Derek Sellman
ISBN-10 9781317436294
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 558
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The guidelines and skills required to become a nurse are always changing and it can be difficult to stay up-to-date with the current standards. This book has been specifically designed to address the main skills you need to meet NMC requirements. Becoming a Nurse will demystify what you need to know while preparing you to meet NMC standards and become a confident, practising professional. The book introduces the many subjects outside the biological which are none the less essential for both pre-registration and practising nurses. This new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, and includes four new chapters on psychosocial concepts for nursing; sociological concepts for nursing; spiritual care; and preceptorship and transition. Like the previous edition the book also covers: Law, ethics and policy Management and leadership Communication, interpersonal skills and interprofessional working Evidence based practice Medicines management Public health and professional development Each chapter is packed full of case studies, discussion question and further readings to encourage critical thinking and reflection. It is an excellent resource to prepare you for your programme or to refresh your knowledge of NMC standards.



Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Author Wanda K. Mohr, Ph.D. RN
ISBN-10 1469820129
Release 2012-10-05
Pages 923
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The Art of Communication in Nursing and Health Care

The Art of Communication in Nursing and Health Care Author Theresa Raphael-Grimm, PhD, CNS
ISBN-10 9780826110565
Release 2014-10-10
Pages 200
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A handy guide to tackling difficult patient and professional interactions with confidence and compassion In this age of increasing reliance on technology, it is essential that the fundamentals of compassion and good communication—the art of patient care—remain at the heart of health care. This clear, concise guide to professional communication strategies helps nurses and other health care clinicians to build effective patient relationships and navigate a wide variety of difficult patient and professional interactions. Written by a practicing psychotherapist who has devoted nearly 30 years of study to clinician—patient relationships, the book tackles such complex issues as dealing with demanding patients, maintaining professional boundaries, overcoming biases and stereotypes, managing clinician emotions, communicating bad news, challenging a colleague’s clinical opinion, and other common scenarios. The book guides the reader through a conceptual framework for building effective relationships that is based on the principles of mindfulness. These principles are embedded in discussions of the fundamental elements of interpersonal effectiveness, such as hope, empathy, and listening. Chapters apply mindfulness principles to specific challenging situations with concrete examples that describe effective clinical behaviors as well as situations depicting pitfalls that may impede compassionate care. From a focus on everyday manners in difficult situations to beneficial approaches with challenging populations, the guide helps health care professionals confidently resolve common problems. Brief, to-the-point chapters help clinicians channel their clinical knowledge and good intentions into caring behaviors that allow the patient to more fully experience empathy and compassion. With the guiding theme of “using words as precision instruments,” this is a resource that will be referred to again and again. Key Features: • Helps health care professionals and nurses communicate effectively in challenging clinical and professional situations • Uses the principles of mindfulness to build satisfying relationships and resolve problems • Addresses such difficult issues as demanding patients, maintaining boundaries, overcoming biases, managing clinician emotions, and much more • Provides special tips for communicating with family members and caregivers • Authored by a practicing psychotherapist specializing in clinician—patient relationships for nearly 30 years



Person Centered Communication with Older Adults

Person Centered Communication with Older Adults Author Timothy A. Storlie
ISBN-10 9780128004333
Release 2015-06-01
Pages 218
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Providers serving older adults face a growing problem. Older adults are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with service quality citing deficits in provider communication and relationship skills. The author argues this dissatisfaction is largely related to three widespread issues: ageism, use of professional jargon, and age-related changes in the older adult. To address these concerns, Dr. Storlie advocates adoption of an evidence-based, person-centered approach to communication. The benefits of person-centered communication are many. They can increase older adult satisfaction with provider services, enhance mutual respect and understanding, improve accuracy of information exchanged, positively impact service outcomes, increase compliance with provider recommendations, and reduce the frustration and stress often experienced by both provider and older adult. Rare to this genre, readers are introduced to several under-explored topics within the field of communication, along with methods for applying concepts from research findings into these topics to enhance the quality of interpersonal communication. Topics include the role of mental imagery in the communication process, the influence of neurocardiology on relationships, and controversial findings from research into quantum physics. The book concludes by highlighting progress made in narrowing the interpersonal communication gap and forecasts how communications-oriented technological advances might improve quality of life for 21st century older adults and the providers who serve them. Utilizing interdisciplinary case studies to illustrate common problematic situations, this book provides detailed exercises that explain how providers can integrate person-centered communication into their practices to improve provider-older adult interactions. Written in a style designed to maximize learning, it helps providers find the information they need, understand what they read, and apply what they’ve learned to improve professional communication. Person-Centered Communication with Older Adults is an essential guide for today’s healthcare professionals and other aging-services providers, and also for the educators who help to prepare the providers of tomorrow. Presents a conceptual framework for understanding respect-based, person-centered communication Teaches specific communication skills to aging services providers and educators to assist in effectively communicating with older adults Includes numerous case studies to help in identifying common problematic situations and describing practical ways to integrate positive communication One of the first books to integrate scientific, evidence-based findings with a personal approach that includes important new information on neurocardiology



The Handbook for Evidence based Practice in Communication Disorders

The Handbook for Evidence based Practice in Communication Disorders Author Christine A. Dollaghan
ISBN-10 1557668701
Release 2007
Pages 169
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With this resource, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and audiologists will learn to apply best evidence as they make critical decisions about the care of each individual they serve. The first to cover this important topic for the field of communication disorders, this book introduces SLPs to the principles and process of evidence-based practice, thoroughly covering its three primary components: external evidence from systematic research, internal evidence from clinical practice, and evidence concerning patient preferences. Developed by Christine A. Dollaghan, a researcher in the field of language acquisition and disorders, this book makes complex concepts understandable with its clear, reader-friendly language; vivid step-by-step examples of key processes; and illuminating figures and tables. Readers will come away with a solid, practical understanding of evidence-based practice - knowledge they'll use throughout their careers to make sound clinical decisions about the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders.



Evidence Based Practices and Treatments for Children with Autism

Evidence Based Practices and Treatments for Children with Autism Author Brian Reichow
ISBN-10 1441969756
Release 2010-11-25
Pages 408
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Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have been increasingly diagnosed in recent years and carries with it far reaching social and financial implications. With this in mind, educators, physicians, and parents are searching for the best practices and most effective treatments. But because the symptoms of ASDs span multiple domains (e.g., communication and language, social, behavioral), successfully meeting the needs of a child with autism can be quite challenging. Evidence-Based Practices and Treatments for Children with Autism offers an insightful and balanced perspective on topics ranging from the historical underpinnings of autism treatment to the use of psychopharmacology and the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs). An evaluation methodology is also offered to reduce the risks and inconsistencies associated with the varying definitions of key autism terminology. This commitment to clearly addressing the complex issues associated with ASDs continues throughout the volume and provides opportunities for further research. Additional issues addressed include: Behavioral excesses and deficits treatment Communication treatment Social awareness and social skills treatment Dietary, complementary, and alternative treatments Implementation of EBPs in school settings Interventions for sensory dysfunction With its holistic and accessible approach, Evidence-Based Practices and Treatments for Children with Autism is a vital resource for school psychologists and special education professionals as well as allied mental health professionals, including clinical child and developmental psychologists, psychiatrist, pediatricians, primary care and community providers.



Leadership in Nursing Practice

Leadership in Nursing Practice Author Professor of Practice College of Nursing and Health Innovation Arizona State University Phoenix Arizona Clinical Professor Ohio State University College of Nursing Columbus Ohio Clinical Consultant API Healthcare Inc Hartford W Kathy Malloch
ISBN-10 9781284075960
Release 2015-02-01
Pages 600
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Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools. Leadership in Nursing Practice: Changing the Landscape of Healthcare, Second Edition provides nursing students with the leadership skill-set they will need when entering the field. This text distinguishes between leadership and management and emphasizes translation applications that prepare the student for transition into leadership roles. Leadership in Nursing Practice covers many different topics including leadership, transitioning to the professional role, time management, finance/fiscal management, communication/negotiation, ethical decision making, career management, and much more! Features: Definition of Theoretical Underpinning Strengths and Weaknesses of different approaches Case Scenarios Figures/Tables Key Points Real-life Examples End of Chapter Assessments



Values Based Health Social Care

Values Based Health   Social Care Author Jill McCarthy
ISBN-10 9781848602021
Release 2010-07-14
Pages 169
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Is evidence-based practice really best practice? This is a hotly debated question in health and social care circles and the starting point for this book. Engaging firmly in the debate, Values-Based Health & Social Care calls into question the dominance of evidence-based practice and sets out an alternative vision of care which places holism, professional judgement, intuition and client choice at its centre. Bringing together writers from a range of health and social care backgrounds, the book describes the rise of evidence-based practice and explores major criticisms of the approach. It argues that evidence should be seen as part of a broader vision of practice which places equal value on: - a holistic vision of the needs of patients and clients. - professional knowledge and intuition, and - seeing patients and clients as partners in their care. Examples are used throughout the book to help readers link the concepts to practice. The book concludes with suggestions on how to develop a values-based approach in practice and through professional education. Values-Based Health & Social Care sets out key debates surrounding the nature of practice which will be of interest to students and practitioners alike.



Evidence based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Evidence based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals Author Janet Barker
ISBN-10 9781473968271
Release 2016-05-16
Pages 240
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In the current healthcare climate, it is more important than ever to be able to select and find the right evidence for your practice to ensure patients receive safe, high quality care. The fully updated new edition of this comprehensive book helps nurses and healthcare professionals understand how to use evidence in all aspects of care, with plenty of examples and activities to help relate concepts to practice. The new edition features: * Explanation of what values-based practice means and how it fits alongside evidence-based practice * A new chapter on innovation and improvement to help you make a difference in your practice * Even more examples from a range of professions to understand how different professions work together * Learning features to make it easier to learn, including word puzzles, chapter summaries and a glossary It is essential reading for all pre-qualifying and qualified nursing and allied health students who are exploring evidence-based practice for the first time. Janet Barker was formerly Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Nottingham. Paul Linsley and Ros Kane are both Principal Lecturers at the University of Lincoln.



Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant E Book

Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant   E Book Author Gary A. Shankman
ISBN-10 9780323291590
Release 2014-04-25
Pages 536
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Designed to meet the unique needs of physical therapist assistants, Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 3rd Edition focuses on critical thinking and helps you apply fundamental orthopedic principles in physical therapy interventions. Clear explanations cover basic concepts such as the PTA's role in physical assessment of flexibility, strength, endurance, and balance, along with the specifics of tissue healing; medications; gait and joint mobilization; and an introduction to biomechanics. It also describes the application of therapeutic interventions for many orthopedic conditions by region and affliction. Edited by two experienced clinicians, Gary A. Shankman and Robert C. Manske, and written by contributors who are experts in their respective fields, this is your one-stop source for PTA practice in orthopedics.



Health Literacy

Health Literacy Author R.A. Logan
ISBN-10 9781614997900
Release 2017-10-18
Pages 496
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While health literacy is a relatively new multidisciplinary field, it is vital to the successful engagement with and communication of health with patients, caregivers, and the public. This book ‘New Directions in Health Literacy Research, Theory, and Practice’ provides an introduction to health literacy research and practice and highlights similar scholarship in related disciplines. The book is organized as follows: the first chapter explains the still-evolving definition of health literacy; the next three chapters discuss developments and new directions in health literacy research, then a further two chapters are devoted to developments and new directions in health literacy theory. Two chapters explore health literacy interventions for vulnerable populations; four chapters cover health literacy leadership efforts; six chapters describe developments and new directions in disciplines that are similar to health literacy; and six chapters portray diverse health literacy practices. A preface from Richard Carmona M.D., the former U.S. Surgeon General, is included in the book. Although the book is intended primarily for health literacy researchers, practitioners and students, the diverse topics and approaches covered will be of interest to all healthcare and public health researchers, practitioners, and students, as well as scholars in related fields, such as health communication, science communication, consumer health informatics, library science, health disparities, and mass communication. As Dr. Carmona concludes in his preface: ‘This is essential reading for all health practitioners.’