Communication for the Nursing Professional – 1st Canadian Edition, 2020
This open access textbook is intended to guide best practices in communication in the context of the nursing profession. The resource addresses communication theory, therapeutic communication and interviewing, and interprofessional communication as it relates to nursing. This resource is designed for students in undergraduate nursing programs. The project is supported and funded by the Ryerson University Faculty of Community Services Publication Grant.
Level of Organization
Chapter 1 – Introduction to Communication and Communication Theory in Nursing
Chapter 2 – Therapeutic Communication and Interviewing in Nursing
Chapter 3 – Interprofessional Communication in Nursing
About the Authors
Jennifer Lapum, PhD, MN, BScN, RN, Professor, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Oona St-Amant, PhD, MScN, BScN, RN, Associate Professor, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Michelle Hughes, MEd, BScN, RN, Professor, School of Community and Health Studies, Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Joy Garmaise-Yee, DNP, MN, RN, CNE, Professor, Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing, George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Charlotte Lee, PhD, BScN, RN, Assistant Professor, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Jennifer L. Lapum
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Note to Educators Using this Resource
We encourage you to use this resource and would love to hear if you have integrated some or all of it into your curriculum. If you are using it in your course, please consider notifying Dr. Lapum and include the course/program and the number of students.
Meera Chawda, BScN student, Student Assistant, Ryerson University
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Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies by University of Minnesota is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.
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