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Using drama to teach interpersonal skills

10 May 2016

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

This article describes and evaluates an educational intervention that used a drama and theatre workshop to foster communication and interpersonal skills in mental...

Evaluating the VERA framework for communication

09 September 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes an evaluation of the use of the VERA (validation, emotion, reassurance, activity) framework for communication in a practice development unit...

VERA framework: communicating with people who have dementia

09 November 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article presents a communication framework, devised by the authors, that could be used by healthcare professionals who come into contact with people who have...

Exploring the characteristics of effective communicators in healthcare

07 September 2018

Nursing Standard

evidence and practice

Nurses require effective communication and interpersonal skills to provide optimal care, and to ensure that patients and their families and carers have a positive...