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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

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TitleA 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
Publication TypeJournal Article
AbstractA 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 Aims and objectives. To systematically review the research regarding communication between nurses and patients with complex communication needs (CCN). The research was reviewed with respect to the following themes: (a) the importance of communication; (b) the barriers to effective communication; (c) the supports needed for effective communication; and (d) recommendations for improving the effectiveness of communication between nurses and patients with CCN. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies that can be used by nurses to facilitate more effective communication with patients with CCN are discussed. Background. Effective nurse-patient communication is critical to efficient care provision. Difficulties in communication between nurses and patients arise when patients are unable to speak. This problem is further complicated because nurses typically receive little or no training in how to use AAC to communicate with patients with CCN. Design. Systematic review. Method. This paper reviewed the published research focusing on the perspectives of nurses, patients with CCN and their caregivers regarding the challenges to effective communication between nurses and patients with CCN. Further, specific strategies (i.e., using AAC) that nurses can use to improve and facilitate communication with patients with CCN are provided.
AuthorsFinke, E., Light J. C., and Kitko L.
Year of Publication2008
PublicationJournal of Clinical Nursing
Volume17
Pages2102 - 2115
ISSN0962-1067 (print); 1365-2702 (online)
Publisher DOIhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02373.x/abst...
Keywords (MeSH)attitude of health personnel, attitude to health, clinical competence, communication aids for disabled, communication barriers, communication disorders, nurse-patient relations
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