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Clinical Update: Communication Issues and Advance Care Planning
Social Work Faculty Scholarship
  • Crystal Dea Moore, Skidmore College
  • Ashley M Reynolds
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
11-1-2013
Keywords
  • Communication skills,
  • palliative care,
  • self-awareness,
  • advance care planning discussion
Disciplines
Abstract
Objectives To provide a clinical update on practical strategies to enhance the quality of communication in the palliative and end-of-life medical care settings. Data Sources Published articles, textbooks, reports, and clinical experience. Conclusion 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.
Published In
Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Pages
e1 - e12
Citation Information
Crystal Dea Moore and Ashley M Reynolds. "Clinical Update: Communication Issues and Advance Care Planning" Vol. 29 Iss. 4 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/crystal-moore/11/