Communication is Care: 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing by Jennifer George

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Pub date June 21, 2019

ISBN 978-1988645247

Price $11.95 (USD) Paperback, $2.34 Kindle edition

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In this intimate, poignant, and remarkably powerful book, George has written a must-read manifesto for every clinician who wants to make a positive difference in their patients’ lives. George, who found her calling of becoming a physiotherapist after witnessing her father’s long-term struggles as a critical-care patient, shows how patients in long-term hospital care depend on the support and dignity that health care providers offer and how empathy and clear communication can go a long way in nurturing a successful patient-provider relationship. George offers nine strategies to help with establishing better communication skills (defining your purpose, practice with compassion and empathy, integrity, empowering patients to be their own advocates among others), and her affective narrative and psychological perceptions keep the pages turning. What makes George’s story shine are the honest, touching insights that come from her own personal experience as the family member of a patient. For health care providers of all levels, this groundbreaking guide lays the foundation to establish a strong communication skill, leading patients to their highest level of recovery function and independence. Filled with smart insights and engaging stories and written with elegant grace, this book champions the urgency of compassion.

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