Methods of Communication in Nursing

3303 WordsFeb 17, 201813 Pages
According to Dr. Brene Brown, author of Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, “The surest thing I took away from my BSW, MSW, and PhD in social work is this: Connection is why we're here. We are hardwired to connect with others, it's what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it there is suffering” (Munro 2013, p.1). Nurses develop communication skills on the job. Nurses communicate in a number of different ways: orally while listening and speaking, visually while reading and composing visuals, and non-verbally while expressing and interpreting body language. Some people are born with these skills, so these communication skills come naturally. However, others may not have this advantage; therefore, they must develop these skills through education. Communication is a key element needed to perform everyday tasks in order to become a successful nurse. With the help of higher education, I can become a successful nurse by strengthening my natural ability to communicate orally, visually, and nonverbally. Oral Communication: Oral communication consists of listening and speaking to others. Unfortunately, I am a poor listener. It does not come naturally to me. I have to ask people “Wait, what?” multiple times because I either was not paying attention to the person the first time, or I simply could not hear what the person was saying. I tend to find myself zoning out when people are talking to

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