This study compared demoralized and non-demoralized patients’ descriptions of the impact of nursing communication on their emotional well-being. Important strategies for improving nurse communication and thus patient well-being are highlighted.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to identify important strategies for improving nurse communication to decrease the risk of demoralization in patients with extended hospitalization.
Learning Engagement Activity: Identify the 3 aspects of supportive communication that were identified in the patient narratives of this study.
Contact hours available until 2/28/2021. Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: The author(s), editor, editorial board, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article. Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Information: This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5387. Licensees in the state of California must retain this certificate for four years after the CNE activity is completed.
This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michelle Boyd, MSN, RN, AMSN Education Director.
Extended Hospitalization, Patient Demoralization, and Nurse Communication: Influences on Patient Emotional Well-Being
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2/28/19 4:31 pm
Was wonderful to see that we are focusing on the patient's emotional well-being not just the physical aspect of healing.
3/15/19 1:34 am
Really good information on treating the longer stay patient as a whole person not just a diagnosis
3/23/19 9:37 am
4/4/19 11:47 pm
4/4/19 11:48 pm
Great topic and its very relevant to my practice
4/12/19 5:12 am
The current study identified time
as the biggest barrier to dealing with
CIs. Inpatient units often scheduled
meetings, debriefings, and Healing
the Healer classes at shift change.
Some participants reported it difficult
to step away from patient care, while
others mentioned the challenges of
coming to work early, staying later, or
coming in on a day off. Training should be done fairly to cover this important topic.
6/15/19 2:05 pm
Emotional presence, reassuring words/touch, and encouraging coaching are all vital to excellent nursing. This article highlights the benefits of each. Emotional well-being is essential to physical well-being and I hope this treatment plan is implemented across all practices.
10/7/19 4:26 pm
I cannot see how this article would not be helpful to any caregiver (RN, LNA) in a variety of settings. Pts need to feel heard and comforted, and they will have increased participation in their own healing.