Review: COVID-19 Resource: Communication tips for nurses supporting seriously ill patients, families, and communities during the Coronavirus

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Review: COVID-19 Resource: Communication tips for nurses supporting seriously ill patients, families, and communities during the Coronavirus

Review: COVID-19 Resource: Communication tips for nurses supporting seriously ill patients, families, and communities during the Coronavirus

In this webinar, the project director for the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium discusses three communication strategies for nurses to employ in their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sigma Theta Tau International is offering free resources to nurses to help them communicate more effectively with seriously ill patients and families. During this unprecedented epidemic and rapidly changing environment, three essential communication skills to implement include:

  1. Attentive listening: use nonverbal communication to demonstrate listening
  2. Ask-Tell-Ask: open with a question, respond with what you know is true, and conclude with an open-ended question to allow the patient/family to direct the conversation
  3. Maintain hope: help others cope and find meaning in the situation
|2020-04-23T07:49:59-04:00April 23rd, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|Comments Off on Review: COVID-19 Resource: Communication tips for nurses supporting seriously ill patients, families, and communities during the Coronavirus

About the Author: Maria Brann

Maria Brann
Dr. Maria Brann, PhD, MPH, is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and affiliate faculty with the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University. She explores the integration of health, interpersonal, and gender communication. Her translational focus and mixed methods approach are woven throughout her health vulnerabilities research, which advocates for more effective communication to improve people’s health and safety. Her primary research interests focus on the study of women’s and ethical issues in health communication contexts and promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve personal and public health and safety. She researches communication at both the micro and macro levels and studies how communication influences relationships among individuals and with the social world.

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