Effective communication in palliative care

Dunne, Kathleen
December 2005
Nursing Standard;12/7/2005, Vol. 20 Issue 13, p57
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the definitions of communication and an examination of their relationship to palliative care nursing. The underpinning theory is analysed as a means of understanding the communication process. The communication process in nursing is considered in the context of nurse/patient/family communication. While the focus of the article is on palliative care, the principles of communication as outlined also have relevance and applicability to nurses working in a variety of other clinical settings.


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