Communicating with nurses: the experiences of 10 individuals with an acquired severe communication impairment

Balandin, Susan, Hemsley, Bronwyn, Sigafoos, Jeff, Green, Vanessa, Forbes, Ralph, Taylor, Christine and Parmenter, Trevor 2001, Communicating with nurses: the experiences of 10 individuals with an acquired severe communication impairment, Brain impairment, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 109-118.

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Title Communicating with nurses: the experiences of 10 individuals with an acquired severe communication impairment
Author(s) Balandin, SusanORCID iD for Balandin, Susan orcid.org/0000-0003-4765-8232
Hemsley, Bronwyn
Sigafoos, Jeff
Green, Vanessa
Forbes, Ralph
Taylor, Christine
Parmenter, Trevor
Journal name Brain impairment
Volume number 2
Issue number 2
Start page 109
End page 118
Total pages 10
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Place of publication Bowen Hills, Qld
Publication date 2001
ISSN 1443-9646
1839-5252
Summary Successful communication is integral to quality health care and successful nursing practice. Ten people who had been in hospital in the 12 months prior to the study and who had no functional speech at that time were interviewed about their communication experiences with nurses. Overall, these individuals experienced difficulties, some of which appeared to be related to a lack of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) resources and a lack of knowledge of AAC among nurses. In addition, the participants noted that nurses did not always have the time or the skills to communicate effectively with them. The participants suggested strategies to improve communication interactions between patients with no or limited functional speech and nurses. These strategies include pre-admission briefing and training nurses about effective strategies for communicating with patients who are unable to speak, including the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems.
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30067097

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