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Communication in palliative nursing

Communication in palliative nursing

Wittenberg-Lyles, Elaine

Communication in Palliative Nursing unites complementary work in communication studies and nursing research to present a theoretically grounded curriculum for teaching palliative care communication to nurses. The chapters outline the COMFORT curriculum, comprised of these elements: Communication, Orientation and opportunity, Mindful presence, Family, Openings, Relating, and Team communication. Central to this curriculum is the need for nurses to practice self-care. Based on a narrative approach to communication, which addresses communication skills development holistically, this volume teaches

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Published New York : Oxford University Press 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles [and others]
ISBN: 0199796890, 1299966799, 9780199796823, 9780199796892, 9781299966796
Note: Print version record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 286 pages) : illustrations
Subject: Nursing Care methods.; Palliative Care methods.; MEDICAL Internal Medicine.; Palliative treatment.; MEDICAL Diseases.; MEDICAL Clinical Medicine.; Palliative treatment Methods.; HEALTH & FITNESS Diseases General.; MEDICAL Evidence-Based Medicine.; Communication.; Nursing.; Nursing Methods.; Terminal care.
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  1. Defining and understanding communication
  2. Communicate
  3. Orientation and opportunity
  4. Mindful presence
  5. Family
  6. Openings
  7. Relating
  8. Team
  9. Communicating self-care needs.