Communication for Nursing and Health Care Professionals

A Canadian Perspective

By Robert J. Meadus


According to the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), ineffective communication among nurses and health care providers is one of the leading causes of medical errors and patient harm. As they navigate hectic environments and unexpected situations, it is critical for health care professionals to have strong communication tools at their disposal when interacting with patients and colleagues.

Communication for Nursing and Health Care Professionals aims to assist health care and nursing students in developing these tools for their professional practice. Using case studies to cover a broad range of scenarios within health care environments, this text emphasizes practical applications of communication concepts and strategies. Designed for undergraduate students in nursing and health studies, the chapters include learning objectives, key terms, end-of-chapter discussion questions, and a variety of activities to enrich skill building and classroom experience. With a unique focus on the Canadian health care system, this essential text will help foster students’ communication skills and effectively prepare them for their practice across professional positions.


  • demonstrates effective communication strategies across a diverse range of patient interactions
    and scenarios
  • employs real-world case studies and situations students will encounter in the field to illustrate
    practical applications of communication concepts
  • includes chapter learning objectives, key terms, discussion questions, student activities, and a
    test bank


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6.75" x 9.75”

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