Discuss how effective communication enhances the quality of patient / client / service user care in relation to one of the following skills:
- Vital Signs Monitoring
- Medicines administration
- Assisting a patient with oral feeding
- Assisting a patient in meeting Elimination needs
Identify the issues that the assignment will explore
Determine what is meant by effective communication. Use evidence from UK based nursing literature to explore the themes that emerge in this section
Link to The Code (NMC, 2018)and patient diversity
Focus on the chosen skill from the list above. Briefly describe how the skill is performed and what issues may present when performing this skill. You may briefly include why the skill is performed but this is NOT the focus of this assignment. Use the evidence to inform your writing.
Link to The Code (NMC, 2018) and patient diversity
How does communication affect the chosen skill?
Consider the implications effective communication can have on:
− Informed consent; how might the information provided be altered to achieve informed consent in your FoP?
− What information / signs might be observed during the skill
− Outcome; how the outcome of the skill might be interpreted and what actions may be required to communicate this effectively:
e.g. documentation, escalating concerns, onward referral
Link to The Code (NMC, 2018), patient diversity and inter-professional working.
Use the evidence to explore the themes that emerge
What has the evidence shown?
Summarise the findings from your work.