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Communication Coaching

BACKGROUND: Problematic communication among providers, patients, and their family members can affect the quality of patient care, causing stress to all parties involved and decreased opportunities for collaborative decision making. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this article is to present one case from a pilot study of a family caregiver intervention focused on communication. METHODS: The nurse-delivered communication intervention includes a written communication guide for family caregivers, as well as a one-time nurse communication coaching call. The call is aimed at identifying caregiver communication concerns, providing communication education, and role playing problematic communication. FINDINGS: Psychological distress and caregiver confidence in communication were improved for the caregiver. Data presented from the case study demonstrate the need for family caregiver communication supportand training and the potential benefits of such training. 

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Type of Reference
Jour
Type of Work
Journal article
Publisher
Oncology Nursing Society
ISBN/ISSN
10921095
Publication Year
2017
Issue Number
2
Journal Titles
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Volume Number
21
Start Page
219
End Page
225