The Key to Survival

Author: Tracey L. Smith
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478610328
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Key to Survival has established itself as an affordable, straightforward text geared toward students with varying backgrounds. Based on reader feedback, research in communication and other fields, and events in the news, the first ten chapters have been thoroughly revised. An added final chapter addresses the widespread surge in communicating electronically and offers practical guidelines for using this medium. Smith and Tague-Buslers conversational writing style and their clear presentation of multifaceted topics defuse the possibility of confusion or intimidation. They define and analyze how specific human mental and physical processes affect interactions with others, stressing that effective communication is essential to meeting basic human needs. Unlocking a more complete understanding of these processes enables readers to implement the authors suggested techniques for mastering successful communication. Engaging chapter-opener narratives link common miscommunication experiences to essential points discussed in the text, spiking readers interest in ways to improve their own communication. Discussion questions, activities, boldfaced key terms throughout the text, and a comprehensive glossary are additional features that enhance teaching and learning about interpersonal communication.

Key Themes In Interpersonal Communication

Author: Hill, Anne
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335220533
Format: PDF
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This introductory text explores the socio-cultural surround in which interpersonal communication takes place, and considers the interface between interpersonal and mass communication.

The Conflict Survival Kit

Author: Cliff Goodwin
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides a firm grounding in basic interpersonal communication and management skills—such as rapport building, empathetic listening, behavior modeling, reframing, problem solving and decision making—and contains unique chapters on practice and application. Tools for the Conflict Survival Kit provide strategies that can be used immediately in workplace situations. Case studies and role plays give readers practice communicating, negotiating, and problem-solving and an opportunity to refine and develop this important craft. Gives readers a thorough grounding in basic interpersonal communication and management skills such as rapport building, empathetic listening, behavior modeling, reframing, problem solving and decision making. Addresses specific conflict resolution situations, including negotiation, mediation, group decision making, assertive confrontation etc. Includes resolution frameworks and models for these situations using a step-by-step process. Introduces readers to important techniques such as interest-based collaborative approaches, empathetic communication and listening, the supportive confrontation model, participative management practices and alternative dispute resolution. Provide a collection of specific skills, advice, activities, challenges and techniques which readers can apply immediately to workplace situations. Designed for those who need instant skill building and practical methods for handling organizational and personal conflicts.

Human Nature And Suffering

Author: Paul Gilbert
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317775430
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume explores the implications of humans as evolved social animals. Gilbert suggests that evolution has given rise to a varied set of social competencies which form the basis of our personal knowledge and understanding. These competencies are classified as: a) Care eliciting b) Care giving c) Co?operating and d) Competing. Each of these are seen as core schemata, or archetypal potentials around which knowledge is built, and from which, our propensity for suffering flow. For example our predisposition to think of ourselves as superior or inferior to others comes from innate competencies which evolve from dominance and social ranking. Gilbert shows how primitive competencies become modified by experience and what happens when this modification is unsatisfactory, for example leading to preoccupations with fantasy and behaviour which is dominance and power focused. Throughout the text Gilbert shows how two psychological systems (derived from ethological and experimental work), labelled the defense and safety system dominate the unfolding and integration of human mental life. In the last chapter these varied themes are brought together to indicate how the social construction of self arises from the organization of knowledge encoded within the four competencies. Gilbert highlights how cultural factors may modify and activate many of our more primitive competencies leading not only to pathology proneness but also to behaviours that are collectively survival threatening.

Fundamentals of Nursing Models Theories and Practice

Author: Hugh McKenna
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118492110
Format: PDF, Docs
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A concise, accessible introduction to the development, application and evaluation of nursing theories, this new edition of Fundamentals of Nursing Models, Theories & Practice provides a thorough overview of the body of knowledge on the topic, and a clear outline of their relevance to everyday nursing practice. Linking the development of theory to practice, this full-updated text features learning outcomes, key concept summaries and reflective exercises to aid the study of this key element of all modern nursing courses. Special Features Clearly examines the relationship between nursing theory, clinical practice and nursing roles Accessible and user-friendly with a range of features to help study, including key concepts, learning objectives and reflective exercises Useful for all pre-registration nursing students, as well as newly qualified nurses Accompanied by an online resource centre featuring case studies, multiple choice questions, exercises and activities

Interpersonal Relationships

Author: Elizabeth C. Arnold
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323328571
Format: PDF
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Effective communication with clients, families, and professional colleagues starts here! With Interpersonal Relationships: Professional Communication Skills for Nurses, 7th Edition, you’ll see how good communication skills can lead to achieving treatment goals in health care. Clear guidelines show how you can enhance the nurse-client relationship through proven communication strategies as well as principles drawn from nursing, psychology, and related theoretical frameworks. And you’ll see how to apply theory to real-life practice with case studies, interactive exercises, and evidence-based practice studies. A two-time winner of the AJN Book of the Year award, this book is updated to emphasize interdisciplinary communication and QSEN competencies. From expert nursing educators Elizabeth Arnold and Kathleen Underman Boggs, this comprehensive, market-leading text is unmatched for helping nurses develop effective communication skills! Interactive exercises offer the opportunity to practice, observe, and critically evaluate your professional communication skills in a safe learning environment. Practical guidelines describe how to modify communications strategies for various populations and situations including children, the elderly, end of life, clients with special needs, health teaching, stress, crisis, and professional colleagues. Case examples help you develop empathy for clients' perspectives and needs. Nursing, behavioral, developmental, family, and communication theories provide an essential foundation and a theoretical perspective for effective communication. Learning objectives, chapter overviews, and a detailed glossary focus your study and help you absorb and retain key content. NEW! A greater emphasis on communication, interdisciplinary theory, and interprofessionalism includes a focus on the nursing paradigm, nursing discipline, and ways of knowing. NEW! Focus on QSEN competencies reflects current thinking on technology, safety, and evidence-based practice, especially as they relate to communication in nursing. NEW! Discussion questions at the end of each chapter encourage critical thinking. NEW! Clarity and Safety in Communication chapter addresses topics such as huddles, rounds, handoffs, SBAR, and other forms of communication in health care.