Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Ann Long
    Pages 1-8
  3. Sara Groogan
    Pages 9-23
  4. David Dickson
    Pages 84-132
  5. Owen Barr
    Pages 133-168
  6. Rosario Baxter
    Pages 169-189
  7. Dennis Tourish
    Pages 190-216
  8. Raman Kapur
    Pages 217-227
  9. Pauline Irving, Diane Hazlett
    Pages 260-285
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 311-329

About this book


This exciting book covers a range of models and approaches to advanced communication within the context of contemporary community health care nursing. Theoretical definitions of communication will be given and the intricacies involved in initiating, maintaining and closing a therapeutic relationship are examined. The essential skills for health-giving communication, relating to information giving, health promotion, counselling and the therapeutic use of the self, are highlighted. Barriers to effective communication will be discussed, together with practical suggestions for overcoming these barriers.


care communication counseling nursing

Editors and affiliations

  • Ann┬áLong
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Health SciencesUniversity of UlsterNorthern Ireland

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