Communication skills of health-care professionals working in oncology--can they be improved?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/66875
Title:
Communication skills of health-care professionals working in oncology--can they be improved?
Authors:
Schofield, Nicola G; Green, Claire; Creed, Francis
Abstract:
Communication skills' training has been placed high on the agenda by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidelines and the National Health Service in the UK. The paper reviews the importance of good communication skills in cancer care for the patient and describes research that has identified ways in which health-care professionals (HCP) can improve their communication with patients. The evidence as to why there is a lack of facilitative skills is reviewed along with what skills are required in order to improve communication with patients. The paper describes evidence of increased facilitative skills post-training, discusses whether there is evidence of transfer of these skills into clinical practice and how this might be best achieved. To conclude, research evidence would support the fact that training in communication skills needs to provide the best possible outcomes for HCP and their patients. Patient concerns, needs and preferences need to be elicited and the impact of concerns identified, so that the HCP can appropriately tailor their information giving, advice, treatment and plan of care.
Affiliation:
Psychological Medicine Group, The University of Manchester, Stanley House, The Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester M20 4BX, UK. nicola.schofield@christie-tr.nwest.nhs.uk
Citation:
Communication skills of health-care professionals working in oncology--can they be improved? 2008, 12 (1):4-13 Eur J Oncol Nurs
Journal:
European Journal of Oncology Nursing
Issue Date:
Feb-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/66875
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejon.2007.09.005
PubMed ID:
18446927
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1462-3889
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSchofield, Nicola G-
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Claire-
dc.contributor.authorCreed, Francis-
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-01T13:48:49Z-
dc.date.available2009-05-01T13:48:49Z-
dc.date.issued2008-02-
dc.identifier.citationCommunication skills of health-care professionals working in oncology--can they be improved? 2008, 12 (1):4-13 Eur J Oncol Nursen
dc.identifier.issn1462-3889-
dc.identifier.pmid18446927-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ejon.2007.09.005-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/66875-
dc.description.abstractCommunication skills' training has been placed high on the agenda by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidelines and the National Health Service in the UK. The paper reviews the importance of good communication skills in cancer care for the patient and describes research that has identified ways in which health-care professionals (HCP) can improve their communication with patients. The evidence as to why there is a lack of facilitative skills is reviewed along with what skills are required in order to improve communication with patients. The paper describes evidence of increased facilitative skills post-training, discusses whether there is evidence of transfer of these skills into clinical practice and how this might be best achieved. To conclude, research evidence would support the fact that training in communication skills needs to provide the best possible outcomes for HCP and their patients. Patient concerns, needs and preferences need to be elicited and the impact of concerns identified, so that the HCP can appropriately tailor their information giving, advice, treatment and plan of care.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectCancer Nursingen
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnel-
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Health-
dc.subject.meshClinical Competence-
dc.subject.meshCommunication-
dc.subject.meshCues-
dc.subject.meshEducation, Nursing, Continuing-
dc.subject.meshEmpathy-
dc.subject.meshGreat Britain-
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demand-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInterviews as Topic-
dc.subject.meshMedical Oncology-
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms-
dc.subject.meshNurse-Patient Relations-
dc.subject.meshNursing Assessment-
dc.subject.meshOncologic Nursing-
dc.subject.meshPatient Education as Topic-
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topic-
dc.titleCommunication skills of health-care professionals working in oncology--can they be improved?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPsychological Medicine Group, The University of Manchester, Stanley House, The Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester M20 4BX, UK. nicola.schofield@christie-tr.nwest.nhs.uken
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Oncology Nursingen
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