Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 January 2020

328 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190061326

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Communication in Palliative Nursing


Second Edition

Elaine Wittenberg, Joy V. Goldsmith, Sandra L. Ragan, and Terri Ann Parnell

  • Gives nurses the tools needed to offer comfort to patients and families, as well as to care for themselves
  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach, since the authors have different backgrounds in nursing and communications
  • Approaches communication skills development holistically and accounts for the holistic model of palliative care
  • Narrative approach to communication in palliative care addresses communication as a self-care tool for nurses

New to this Edition:

  • Contains updated content and references, corrections to outdated information, and adds important new practice examples that represent variances in palliative care settings
  • Contains new material on health literacy and digital communication platforms, inter-professional education core competencies, maintaining hope, and caregiver communication burdens
  • Adds sections on spiritual communication, the quality of life model, and on survivorship

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