Effective communication in an intensive care setting: nurses' stories.

@article{Usher2001EffectiveCI,
  title={Effective communication in an intensive care setting: nurses' stories.},
  author={Kim J Usher and D G Monkley},
  journal={Contemporary nurse},
  year={2001},
  volume={10 1-2},
  pages={91-101}
}
Effective communication has been long considered an important aspect of nurse-patient interactions. However, follow up of people who have been patients in intensive care units (ICUs) indicates that nurses' communication in this setting is at times unsatisfactory. Patients have described how they were left feeling frustrated and alienated by this failure in the communication process and unconscious patients report how they were aware of nurses' attempts at communication with them while… CONTINUE READING