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Person-centred communication in dementia care

11 November 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Communication involves the exchange of information between at least two people, a giver and a receiver. If left unaddressed, communication difficulties may have a...

Using the Picture Exchange Communication System with families of children with autism

04 August 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

Children with autism experience difficulties with communication and interaction, and these impairments are most problematic for children who are non-verbal. The...

Communication impairment in patients following stroke

11 January 2012

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Communication disorders following stroke are common, but have varied presentations. This article explains the range of communication disorders that can occur after...

Copying letters to children and parents: audit and survey of nurses’ views

01 October 2008

Paediatric Nursing


Aim: To discover whether community children’s nurses and other members of the multi-disciplinary team had changed their practice in the light of the ‘copying...

How to use intentional silence

07 September 2016

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points This article explains intentional silence, which can provide a therapeutic nursing presence that demonstrates compassion and respect for the...

Effective communication skills in nursing practice

03 December 2014

Nursing Standard


This article highlights the importance of effective communication skills for nurses. It focuses on core communication skills, their definitions and the positive...

Barriers to effective nurse-patient communication in the emergency department

14 April 2020

Emergency Nurse


Background It has been identified that ineffective nurse-patient communication in the emergency department (ED) can lead to frustration, mistrust and inadequate pain...

Listening to people with severe or profound intellectual disabilities: a literature review

24 November 2022

Learning Disability Practice


This article presents a literature review that explored communication partners’ experiences of listening or attending to people with severe or profound intellectual...

Improving cancer survivorship in the deaf community: an evaluation of a bespoke cancer information event

24 May 2021

Cancer Nursing Practice

hearing impairment

Deafness is the third most common disability in the world but is often misunderstood by healthcare professionals, and therefore deaf people’s experience of accessing...

How anxiety about communication affects the role of nurse leaders in international social networks

03 May 2016

Nursing Management

Art & Science

Social network analysis examines the way individuals are connected within groups or networks, and the role they play in these groups. In terms of its application to...