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Authors: Steve Smith | Dorothy Adam | Pamela Kirkpatrick | Gillian McRobie
Date: August 2011
Journal: Nursing Standard
Issue: Volume 25, Number 52
Keywords: Communication, empowerment, patient-centered care, quality of life, solution-focused communication
Nurses want to help patients; it is one of their main roles and a key source of job satisfaction. However, finding the time despite low staffing levels and a heavy workload is a constant challenge. This article provides an overview of solution-focused communication – an approach valued by an increasing number of nurses because of its brevity and effectiveness in empowering patients to find the solutions that will help them to deal with their health challenges.
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