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A systematic review of the effectiveness of nurse communication with patients with complex communication needs with a focus on the use of augmentative and alternative communication (short summary)

Communication
between
nurses
 
and
patients
with
complex
communication
needs

A systematic review of literature related to research regarding communication between nurses and patients with complex communication needs (CCN) was carried out. Papers were published in English in peer-reviewed journals between 1990 and 2007 and addressed one or more of 4 identified areas: importance of communication, barriers to effective communication, supports needed for effective communication and recommendations for improving the effectiveness of communication between nurses and patients with CCN.

The papers were based on the perspectives of the nurse, patient or patients' families and carers.

Recommendations for improving nurse-patient communication for people with CCN relate largely to increased training for nurses and improved availability of communication support tools for use with these patients.


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Added to site October 2014


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