Terrific news-- Communication for Nurses: Talking with Patients, Third Edition by Lisa Kennedy Sheldon and Janice Foust earned 5 stars and a perfect score of 100 from Doody's Review Service. Reviewer, Debra E. Stieve, DNP, MSN, RN, from the Michigan State University College of Nursing, writes that it has a "refreshing style that provides a bridge from content to practice."
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"The book covers a broad spectrum of communication. As a guide, it provides excellent background, examples, and exercises for readers to complete. This is a refreshing style that provides a bridge from content to practice. Every chapter begins with a scenario, then it proceeds with details, reviews how the scenario ends, and ends with exercises and evidence-based research and current references. Some of the chapters have sections that discuss the role of the student nurse in specific situations. This is a great reminder of the unique role of students, who sometimes find themselves in awkward situations which require confidence to communicate their abilities and notify the nurse.
This book provides clear direction regarding appropriate communication in professional nursing. It articulates the unique roles of the professional nurse and the student nurse. It easily links the content to practice by providing scenarios, exercises for readers to reflect on their own biases, and covers not only communication with patients, but also with other healthcare providers. It covers areas that are often viewed as difficult to communicate (end of life, lateral violence), but are necessary for nurses to know."