Chapter 3 – Interprofessional Communication in Nursing

Key Takeaways

Key Takeaways

  • Interprofessional communication occurs between members of various professions and can also include the client/family.
  • Interprofessional communication is a fundamental component of interprofessional collaboration and optimizing client outcomes.
  • Several factors influence interprofessional communication, including the physical environment, context, and communication styles.
  • Respectful interprofessional communication and interaction is essential to safe and effective work environments, including healthcare settings.
  • ISBAR is a commonly used tool that can facilitate effective communication with other healthcare professionals.
  • Awareness of one’s personal communication styles and values helps facilitate interprofessional communication.



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