Chapter 1 – Introduction to Communication and Communication Theory in Nursing

Key Takeaways

Key Takeaways

  • Communication refers to the sharing of information, ideas, and feelings, and is typically intended to foster mutual understanding.
  • Communication involves many forms including verbal, non-verbal, and written.
  • Professional communication is important to your development as a nurse.
  • This chapter introduced three models of communication: the Transmission, Interaction, and Transaction Models.
  • Trauma-informed, relational inquiry, and anti-racist approaches are common theoretical methods that align with nursing and therapeutic communication.



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