The route to effective nurse-patient communication.

  title={The route to effective nurse-patient communication.},
  author={J. M. Naish},
  journal={Nursing times},
  volume={92 17},
Communication is a central part of nursing practice. The importance of good communication in the delivery of effective and appropriate nursing care has been well demonstrated by research and is reflected in policy documents. However, despite the emphasis on teaching communication skills over the past two decades, good communication is often curtailed by structural factors. These include the nature of ward organisation, remote management styles, and an overwhelming emphasis on increased patient… CONTINUE READING