What is an effective nurse-patient communication?
Effective nurse-patient communication and shared decision making are key components of patient-centred care. These components require that informed, activated, and involved patient interactions are present to empower patient’s confidence and autonomy. Jane’s vital observation was communicated clearly, as well as informed of her respiratory results as she looked for clarification. Jane was also reassured to maintain her comfort to allow a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship. According to Ang, Hegney, and Li, this approach to care reflects a positive view of health care quality and treatment outcomes for patients.
Communication is an essential value in nursing also recognised as a legal aspect required in the delivery of high-quality, compassionate care for patients. As a student nurse, there is a requirement to constantly meet the needs and language differences of individuals under my care verbally and non-verbally.