The aims of this chapter are to: outline the importance of communication skills in health care and nursing; P explore the underpinning theories and defi nitions of communication; P demonstrate theories of communication in the practice setting; P provide a context for the rest of the book.
... Goble suggests that different professions have different priorities for care to fulfil their roles and different traditional ways of exercising power. For instance, while mental health nurses may focus on the patient's quality of life, social services may prioritize an unwell schizophrenic person's rights to liberty (Webb, 2011). ...
A obesidade na adolescência é a doença crónica mais comum em idade pediátrica. Neste trabalho considera-se que proporcionar um melhor tratamento requer: a) contacto alargado com a equipa clínica, b) utilização de outros canais de comunicação e tecnologias mais interativas com os adolescentes/famílias. O objetivo principal desta investigação consiste no desenvolvimento e avaliação de um programa de tratamento de adolescentes com excesso de peso, baseado na e-terapia e na metodologia de gestão de caso.
Purpose: The study aimed to assess differences between nurses' and patients' perception of the communication skills to promote patients' health literacy in a hospital. Methods: The convenience sample consisted of 150 patients and 169 nurses in a university hospital. The data were collected from January to February 2014 using the Communication Skills Scale for Hospital nurses and patients. Descriptive statistics, independent t-test, ANOVA, Kruskal-Wallis test, and Lin's concordance were used to analyze the data. Results: There were significant differences (t=9.44, p < .001) between the perception of nurses (8.18±2.00) and patients (5.49±2.95) on the communication skills used by nurses. Most nurses (3.87±0.39) perceived that the communication skills were effective, but more patients (4.13±0.62) reported significantly higher scores (t=-4.34, p < .001). Conclusion: The results implied that nurses need to make sure that their communication skills are effective when they communicate with patients, and education programs for nurses to develop the advanced communication skills would be necessary.