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Published: 10 January 2013

312 Pages


ISBN: 9780199796823

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Communication in Palliative Nursing

Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles, Joy Goldsmith, Betty Ferrell, and Sandra L. Ragan

  • Unlike previous approaches to medical communication training that focus on the physician's role in breaking bad news, this book focuses on the nurse's role in speaking with patients and families after they have already received bad news
  • 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

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