Effective Communication With Patients And Patients

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Effective communication with patients is essential to nursing. Failure to communicate well with a patient not only effects the nurse-patient relationship but also can interfere with patient outcomes (Kourkouta & Papathanasiou, 2014). Orlando believed that communication was essential to interactions in the patient-nurse relationship in order to understand their needs and provide effective care (Parker & Smith, 2010). Orlando’s theory was based on the fact that patients do not clearly present the nature of their distress (Schmieding, 1984). In order to determine the patient’s needs Orlando’s theory supports an interactive nurse-patient relationship that is individualized to the patient (Parker & Smith, 2010). Orlando was the first nursing theorist to write her theory based on her observations and research of nurse-patient interactions (Parker & Smith, 2010). Ida Jean Orlando was born in 1926 in New York (Current Nursing, 2013). Her nursing education consisted of a diploma in nursing from New York Medical College School of Nursing in 1947 (Parker & Smith, 2010). She received her Bachelor of Science degree in public health in 1951 from St John’s University Brooklyn, New York, and in 1954 completed her Master’s degree in mental health nursing from Columbia University (Parker & Smith, 2010). While pursuing her education she practiced in obstetrical, medical, surgical, and emergency nursing (Parker & Smith, 2010). After receiving her master’s degree she held positions as both an…
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