Category list : Communication skills
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Instant messaging services like WhatsApp can be a key tool for clinicians when responding to emergency situations, according to new official guidance on how to use them safely.
An actress whose husband and father of her two daughters died of a brain tumour last year has paid tribute to the “incredible” hospice nurses who supported the family in his final days.
A specialist Macmillan nurse in neuro-oncology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has stressed the importance of using plain terminology when breaking devastating news to seriously ill patients and their families.
Nurses voted in favour of the NHS pay deal after being given “inaccurate” information by the Royal College of Nursing, which was under pressure by the government to “sell” the offer to its members, according to early findings of an independent review.
Many more nurses are successfully passing a healthcare-specific language test that enables them to work in the UK, having tried and failed other tests multiple times.
The Royal College of Nursing has admitted that its communications surrounding the pay deal “fell short of the standards members expect”.
An evaluation conducted on five wards in a mental health trust explored staff, patients and carers’ perceptions and experiences of debrief and post-incident support
Nurse seeks young chronic pain patients for storytelling studyVideoSubscription
A nurse researcher is seeking children who suffer from chronic pain to take part in a new study looking at how storytelling might improve communication between young patients and clinicians.
Video technology and feedback can help overcome communication breakdowns between nurses and doctors, according to US researchers who note it is one of the main reasons for care mistakes.
NHS hospital trusts across England still own over 8,000 fax machines, despite the communications technology having largely been replaced in most other sectors over the last few decades.