The challenges and rewards of communication skills training for oncology and palliative care nurses in the United Kingdom

Winterburn, Sandra and Wilkinson, Susie (2010) The challenges and rewards of communication skills training for oncology and palliative care nurses in the United Kingdom. In: Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199238361

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Abstract

The past three decades have witnessed a considerable growth in the amount of research directed at examining communication skills in healthcare. Earlier efforts set out to describe the problems in communication between patients and providers, whilst later studies focused on the skills to be taught and the training techniques to be used. Whilst much of this early work concentrated on the primary care setting, subsequent work developed from within the field of oncology. This chapter describes a number of key communication challenges for nurses working in a modern cancer and palliative care setting in the United Kingdom. It provides an overview of the growing evidence base for communication skills training, and relates these findings to experiences of developing and delivering training as part of the English National Advanced Communication Skills Training Programme. Finally, it makes recommendations for the future provision of post-registration nurse training by outlining a core curriculum for communication skills.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2013 10:59
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 09:56
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/40962
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0036

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