Patient-Provider Communications: Caring to Listen offers specific patient communication for advanced practice nurses. Role-plays for different clinical situations, with varying patient populations, provide a bridge for implementing communication strategies in the clinical setting. Each chapter gives a brief synopsis of current communication theories that relate to the topic and which drive communication strategies with patients.
Communication and Journaling exercises are included at the end of each chapter!
Accompanied by PowerPoint Slides
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Chapter 1 Communication and Nursing- Historical Roots and Related Theory
Chapter 2 The Health Care Climate and Communication
Chapter 3 Personal and Professional Relationships and Communication
Chapter 4 The Art of Listening
Chapter 5 Communication Across the Lifespan
Chapter 6 Difficult Conversations
Chapter 7 Communications and Cultural Issues
Chapter 8 Interdisciplinary and Peer Communication
Chapter 9 Specific Issues Related to Advanced Practice Roles
Chapter 10 Communication and Peer Group Supervision
Valerie A. Hart, EdD, APRN, CNS-University of Southern Maine
Dr. Valerie Hart is an Associate Professor of Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern Maine. She has been a Certified Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and maintained a private Psychotherapy practice since 1981. She teaches primarily in the Advanced Practice Psychiatric-Mental Health concentration, teaching individual, family and group psychotherapy. In addition she teaches evidence-based clinical research and advanced communication in the graduate program core courses. Her education includes a diploma from Peter Bent Brigham Hospital School of Nursing, a baccalaureate degree in nursing from Boston College, a Masters in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from Columbia University, and an EdD from the University of Maine, Orono. Her scholarly interests include: Communications practice for the Advanced Practice nurses; the role of the Nurse Psychotherapist; women’s mental health issues including: Post Partum depression; Balance of work and personal life; Mother-Daughter relationships, Parenting Adult children; Compassion Fatigue. She has presented her scholarship both nationally and internationally for over two decades.