Communication Skill in Nursing
'Tis speech that spell-bound holds the listening ear,
While those who have not heard desire to hear
Communication is the art of transmitting information, ideas and attitudes from one person to another. Communication is the process of meaningful interaction among human beings. The word communication originates from ‘communis’, a Greek word, meaning ‘to make common’
Communication is a lifelong learning process. It is a basic element of human interactions and one of the most vital components of all nursing practice. To communicate effectively with patients, family and members of health care team, the nurse must possess the skilled communication techniques.
Good communication between nurse and patient is essential for the successful outcome of individualized nursing care of each patient. To achieve this, nurses should devote time to the patient to communicate with necessary confidentiality and the persons who surround the patient. Good communication is not only based on the physical abilities of nurses, but also on education and experience.