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Communication is an important concept in nursing. This paper explores all elements of effective communication between nurses and patients using the Rodgers' 1989 theoretical framework of concept analysis.

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Why is it important?

This paper highlights the importance of effective communication between nurses and patients. Effective communication was defined as a mutual agreement between nurses and patients. In nurses, effective communication influences the nursing process, clinical reasoning and decision-making and in patients, effective communication precedes the achievement of concordance and satisfaction with nursing care.

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Writing this article was a great pleasure as I spent time reflecting on my experience to explore 'effective communication' which is highly subjective concept to make it more relatable and evidence based. I hope this article inform nurses on the importance and factors to consider in communication and also informs nurse managers and employers on necessary training to support nurses on communication. I hope you find this article thought-provoking.

Dorothy Afriyie

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This page is a summary of: Effective communication between nurses and patients: an evolutionary concept analysis, British Journal of Community Nursing, September 2020, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/bjcn.2020.25.9.438.
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