Understand The Importance Of Communication In Nursing

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As a first year student nurse I understood the importance of communication within practice placement and in our day-to-day lives. As a second year student I feel that I have more awareness on the significance of communication. Metaphorically I see communication as the root of a tree and from it springs essential skills that without communication one would not be able to achieve; for example, compassion, empathy, unconditional positive regard, congruence, self-awareness and it maintains professionalism. When we amalgamate all of these we create a specialist service for those who we care for (Baughan & Smith, 2008). I believe that people can pick up on how people are feeling without having to say a word, Egan (1998) and Rogers (1995) concur.

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