Wednesday, May 20, 2015

New Book Display Recommmendations: Communication Skills for Nurses

Each week recent purchases are placed on the new book displays. You can subscribe to the New Library Books email or view the New Books list online.

A title of interest:
Communication Skills for Nurses by Claire Boyd and Janet Dare
Call Number: 610.73023 COM

This item is also available as an online ebook to current JCU staff and students.

Nursing and health students might find this useful as communication skills is a common assignment topic for health students.

An extract from the publisher's webpage states:

Survive placements and practice with this essential guide for all student nurses.

Providing words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses, Communication Skills for Nurses is a handy, portable, and fun introduction to the key communication and interpersonal skills you’ll need on placement and as a registered nurse.

Special features:
  • Developed by students, for students 
  • Clear, straightforward, and jargon-free 
  • Explains how to use your interpersonal skills effectively, communicate with patients with specific conditions, and handle both criticisms and compliments
  • Features tips and advice from real life nursing students 
  • Examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare situations

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