Effective Communication in Nursing Practice : A literature review
Literature Review: Interpersonal Communication | girl-with-a-pearl-earring.info
Metrics details. There is a growing interest in exploring the nature of communication in veterinary medicine and understanding how veterinary practitioners communicate with their clients and other professionals. This is the first integrative review of literature on veterinary communication. Keyword searching through the databases yielded related studies.
Aims and objectives: This review examined the literature across 12 years that explored nurses' perceptions of their role when communicating with families in adult intensive care units ICUs. The objectives were: 1 to describe how ICU nurses facilitated communication with families; 2 the perceived barriers to that communication; 3 strategies to improve their skills. Background: Evidence demonstrates that effective communication by health care providers can improve families' understanding of their situation and decrease their psychological burden. The continuous presence of ICU nurses, combined with the use of effective empathic communication skills, can impact on families' ICU experience in a positive way.