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Communicating bad news to patients: a reflective approach

14 April 2009

Nursing Standard

Learning zone reflective practice

Part of nurses’ unique and challenging role in healthcare settings is engaging in difficult conversations with patients. Effective communication is essential to...

Exploring confidentiality in nursing practice

01 May 1996

Nursing Standard

Ethics

Dr Oliver Sacks has become famous through a series of books recording his experiences as a neurologist and the patients he has treated. Titles such as The Man Who...

Communicating bad news to patients: a reflective approach

08 April 2009

Nursing Standard

CPD

Part of nurses’ unique and challenging role in healthcare settings is engaging in difficult conversations with patients. Effective communication is essential to...

Teenagers in hospital: what do they want?

24 February 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & science research

Experience with hospital units for adolescents indicates that the benefits can be substantial (Fisher 1994), in meeting developmental (Battle et al 1989, Denholm...

Relationship between communication skills and emotional intelligence among nurses

05 March 2019

Nursing Management

Communication

Aim Nurses’ emotional intelligence (EI) affects many of their behavioural skills. Given the importance of communication skills, the aim of this study is to...

Reframing nurses’ time to enhance interpersonal interactions in dementia care

10 August 2022

Nursing Older People

evidence and practice

Spending time with a person with dementia to develop a rapport is vitally important for nurses who are attempting to deliver high-quality care. However, finding...

Role of effective nurse-patient relationships in enhancing patient safety

02 August 2017

Nursing Standard

CPD

Ensuring and maintaining patient safety is an essential aspect of care provision. Safety is a multidimensional concept, which incorporates interrelated elements such...