ELNEC Critical Care Module 6: Communication

Green Clock Hours: 1.00

Communication is the foundation of all you do in palliative care. It is critical in all healthcare situations, but is of special significance in palliative care and at the end of life. Your vital role in critical care is respected and members of the healthcare team depend on your assessments in order to work together with patients and their family in developing goals of care. Communication with patients who have illnesses that make communication difficult or impossible is always challenging, but you have a unique opportunity to contribute to the compassionate care of your patients. Remember that communication is not always verbal. It also includes listening, being present, and “bearing witness.” Communication is a wonderful skill to have and improves over time, especially if you pay attention to those who do it well.

The content in this course is applicable to nurses and social workers in critical care settings as well as hospice and palliative care.



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Communication is the foundation of all you do in palliative care. It is critical in all healthcare situations, but is of special significance in palliative care and at the end of life. Your vital role in critical care is respected and members of the healthcare team depend on your assessments in order to work together with patients and their family in developing goals of care. Communication with patients who have illnesses that make communication difficult or impossible is always challenging, but you have a unique opportunity to contribute to the compassionate care of your patients. Remember that communication is not always verbal. It also includes listening, being present, and “bearing witness.” Communication is a wonderful skill to have and improves over time, especially if you pay attention to those who do it well.

The content in this course is applicable to nurses and social workers in critical care settings as well as hospice and palliative care.



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