Collaborative communication: learning from advanced clinical practice patient consultations
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Collaborative communication: learning from advanced clinical practice patient consultations

Julian Barratt Head of academic business and workforce development, Institute of Health, Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University; and Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, England

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  • » To understand the importance of collaborative and effective communication in optimising patient outcomes

  • » To engage in collaborative, person-centred communication in all nurse-patient interactions

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Advanced nurse practitioners, and nurses aspiring to this role, are required to understand how to communicate effectively and on a collaborative basis with patients and carers during consultations, with the aim of enhancing patient outcomes such as improved patient satisfaction, ability to self-manage healthcare needs and adherence to care plans. This article explores collaborative communication in consultations and how best to achieve this, using the author’s doctoral observational research based on the findings of a mixed methods observational study of communication in advanced clinical practice patient consultations.

Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2018.e11094

Citation

Barratt J (2018) Collaborative communication: learning from advanced clinical practice patient consultations. Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2018.e11094

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

julian.barratt@wlv.ac.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 27 March 2018

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