Successful client care depends on effective nurse-client communication. It is essential in meeting clients' needs, providing quality care, and maximizing positive client outcomes. The intent of this thesis was to explore nurse perceived barriers to effective nurse-client communication. A literature review was conducted and nine articles were identified as addressing nurse perceived barriers to communication. Four major barriers were identified: nurse comfort and knowledge, environment, time, and culture and language. Research on interventions to address nurses' perceptions of barriers to effective nurse-client communication may provide a better understanding of communication barriers and address issues created by ineffective communication with clients.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
College of Nursing
Orlando (Main) Campus
Brandenburg, Sara J., "Nurse Perceived Barriers to Effective Nurse-Client Communication" (2017). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 228.
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