Clinical Update: Communication Issues and Advance Care Planning
Seminars in Oncology Nursing
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Moore, Crystal Dea and Reynolds, Ashley M., "Clinical Update: Communication Issues and Advance Care Planning" (2013). Social Work. 10.
To provide a clinical update on practical strategies to enhance the quality of communication in the palliative and end-of-life medical care settings.
Published articles, textbooks, reports, and clinical experience.
The components of effective and compassionate care throughout the advanced illness trajectory require thoughtful and strategic communication with patients, families, and members of the health care team. Unfortunately, few health care professionals are formally trained in communication skills.
Implications for Nursing Practice
Nurses who possess self-awareness and are skilled in effective communication practices are integral to the provision of high-quality palliative care for patients and families coping with advanced malignancies.
Communication skills, palliative care, self-awareness, advance care planning discussion