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The art of communication in nursing

The

Art of Communication

in Nursing

Cathy Groggel

Nursing 450


Objectives

Objectives:

  • To understand the basic components and forms of communication.

  • To understand the importance of effective communication in the healthcare environment.

  • Discuss what approaches and techniques are useful for nurses in communicating with their patients and families.

  • Understand the barriers in communication and how improvements can be made in nursing.


Communication

Communication

The Who?

What?

Where?

When?

Why?

  • How?


The art of communication in nursing

Communication

“Effective communication is the creation of meaning in communication in which patients and healthcare providers exchange information so that patients are able to actively participate in their care.”

Boykins, 2014, p. 40


Root cause analysis

Root Cause Analysis

MeasurementMaterials Method

Patient Satisfaction Written Verbal

NDNQI Content Non-Verbal

Training/Skills Medical Jargon Manner

Time Brochures Emotions

Safety Reports Cue-Cards Feelings

Errors Interpreters Task Approach

Medication Respect/Dignity

NoiseNurseEMR

Lighting Physician Email

Home Unlicensed Personnel Telephone

Hospital Patient Texting

Privacy Family Members Social Media

Readiness Age Web

Distractions Socio-economic Status

Environment Manpower Machine

Communication Breakdowns


The art of communication in nursing

  • “Between 1995 and 2005, ineffective communication and breakdowns in working together was the root cause of 66% of healthcare errors (Hughes, 2008).”

Sherwood & Zomorodi, 2014, p. 17


The art of communication in nursing

“…suggest that an estimated ‘70-80% of healthcare errors are caused by human factors associated with poor team communication and understanding.’”

Bleakley& Marshall, 2013, p. 128


The art of communication in nursing

“The nurse should be able to build communication and leadership skills in practice settings, to function effectively within nursing and other interprofessional teams, to foster open communication, to demonstrate mutual respect, and to engage in shared decision making to achieve quality care.”

Boykins, 2014, p. 42


The art of communication in nursing

SMR

Communication

  • It’s the Right thing to do!

  • The Joint Commission includes Patient-Centered communication as a Standard for Hospitals.

  • ANA Standards of Professional Nursing Practice.

  • Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN).

  • AACN

Assessment

Implementation

Collaboration

Environmental Health


The art of communication in nursing

“The nurse caring for the acutely and critically ill patient uses skilled communication to collaborate withthe team of patient, family, and healthcare providers in providing patient care in a safe, healing, humane,and caring environment.”

AACN, p.16


The art of communication in nursing

Basic Components of Communication

“Human communication is a two-person process in which both individuals influence and are influenced by each other.”

Kearney-Nunnery, 2008, p. 124


The art of communication in nursing

SMRC Model by David Berlo in 1960

  • Source/Encoder

  • Message

  • Channel

  • Receiver


The art of communication in nursing

Kearney-Nunnery, 2008, p. 125

Source-Message-Channel-Receiver Model


Health communications model types of relationships kearney nunnery 2008 p 125

Health Communications Model

Types of Relationships

Kearney-Nunnery, 2008, p. 125

Professional/Professional

Professional/Client

Professional/Significant other

Client/Significant other


Health communications model

Health Communications Model

Transaction Types

Verbal

Non-verbal

Contexts

Setting

One on one

Group

Kearney-Nunnery, 2008, p. 127


Forms of communication

Forms of Communication

  • Metacommunication

  • Verbal

    • Vocabulary

    • Meaning

    • Intonation

    • Pacing

    • Clarity/Timing


The art of communication in nursing

“Nurses should also demonstrate credibility, which is defined as a sense of trustworthiness, sincerity, reliability, and integrity. The nurse must be dependable and believable.”

Kearney-Nunnery, 2008, p.129


Non verbal communication

Non-Verbal Communication

  • Body Language

  • Cultural differences

    • Personal space

    • Gestures

    • Eye contact

    • Touch

  • Use of space

  • Appearance

    Kearney-Nunnery, 2008, p. 130-132


Approaches in communication

Approaches in Communication

  • Involvement of Patient

    • Patient-centeredness

  • Sensitivity in Providing Information and Explanations

    • Quality

    • Readiness

  • Task Approach

  • Manner of Approach

    • Rapport

    • Tone

    • Pleasant


  • The art of communication in nursing

    “The words people say are important, but the way they are said is important too. When we talk to someone, we choose the words to use and modify the way they are used on the basis of an unconscious appraisal of that person.”

    Draper, 2014, p. 276


    Communication techniques

    Communication Techniques

    • Tools

      • Question types

  • Active listening

    • Interest

    • Attention

    • Restatement/Reflection

  • Questioning

    • Open-ended

    • Close-ended

    • Circular

    • Goal oriented

  • Understanding

    • Elaboration

    • Alternatives

  • Non-Verbal

  • Silence


  • Communication barriers

    • Distractions

      • Nurse

      • Sensory

  • Knowledge Level

    • Deficits

  • Interpretation

    • Language

    • Cultural

    • Literacy level

  • Communication Barriers


    Communication barriers1

    • Training

      • Inadequate Nurse Training

      • Poor planning

  • Emotions

    • Regulate

  • Time

  • Communication Barriers

    Yoder-Wise, 2014, p. 350-351


    The art of communication in nursing

    “...pitfalls in communication comprise actions, behaviors, and words that create distrust, are dishonoring, and decrease the feelings of self-worth in the receiver and can lead to poor outcomes for patients.”

    Yoder-Wise, 2014, p. 351

    Communication Pitfalls


    The art of communication in nursing

    Improving Communication

    • Speak-Up

      • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOlCMLbOm6c


    Improving communication

    Improving Communication

    • Share stories

      • Near-misses

      • Simulated learning

  • Change Behavior

    • Classes

    • Scripting

    • Emotions

    • Be accountable


  • Improving communication1

    Improving Communication

    • Use Standard Methods of Communication

      • Bedside Handovers

      • SBAR

      • Read-Backs

      • Briefings/Huddles

      • Huddles

      • Interdisciplinary Rounds

      • Nurse Liaison

  • Research in Nursing


  • The art of communication in nursing

    Types of Communication

    • Face to face


    The art of communication in nursing

    Types of Communication

    Written


    The art of communication in nursing

    Types of Communication

    Email


    The art of communication in nursing

    Types of Communication

    Electronic Health/Medical Records


    The art of communication in nursing

    Types of Communication

    Telephone


    The art of communication in nursing

    Types of Communication

    Text Messaging


    The art of communication in nursing

    Types of Communication

    Social Media


    Future communications

    Future Communications

    Nursing Impact

    Improving patient outcomes

    Enhancing patient connection

    Improving efficiencies

    Decreasing costs

    Strengthen communication

    Informed decision making

    Standardizing report

    Engaging patients


    References

    References

    American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. (n.d.). Standards. In American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Retrieved June 22, 2014, from http://www.aacn.org/WD/Practice/Content/standards.content?menu=Practicetww.aacn.org/WD/Practice/Contenstadards.content?menu=Practice

    American Nurses Association. (2010). Nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.)

    Silver Spring, MD: Nursebooks.org.

    Bleakley, A., & Marshall, R. (2013). Can the science of communication inform the art of the medical humanities?. Medical Education, 47(2), 126-133. doi:10.1111/medu.12056

    Boykins, D. (2014). Core Communication Competencies in Patient-Centered Care. ABNF Journal, 25(2), 40-45.

    Davies, N. (2014). Empathic nursing: going the extra mile. Practice Nursing, 25(4), 198-202.

    Draper, P. (2014). Words, words, words: conversation as a tool to promote wellbeing. Nursing & Residential Care, 16(5), 275-277.

    Kearney-Nunnery, R. (2008). Advancing your career: Concepts of professional nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.


    References1

    References

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    • McGilton, K., Boscart, V., Fox, M., Sidani, S., Rochon, E., & Sorin-Peters, R. (2009). A systematic review of the effectiveness of communication interventions for health care providers caring for patients in residential care settings. Worldviews On Evidence-Based Nursing, 6(3), 149-159. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6787.2009.00155.x

    • O'Hagan, S., Manias, E., Elder, C., Pill, J., Woodward-Kron, R., McNamara, T., & Webb, G., & McColl, G. (2013, October). What counts as effective communication in nursing? Evidence from a nurse educators' view and clinicians' feedback on nurse interactions with simulated patients. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(6), 1344-1356.

    • Sherwood, G., & Zomorodi, M. (2014). A New Mindset for Quality and Safety: The QSEN Competencies Redefine

    • Nurses' Roles in Practice. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 41(1), 15-72.

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