The ability to effective interpersonal communication skills of a nurse is more important . The nursing profession focuses on the care of the patient and also it greatly depends on the relationship between patients and nurses. According to that relationships have been built on the basis of communication. It has been found that “patients report poor communication, more than any other aspect of care, as a reason for dissatisfaction” (Shipley, 2010, p. 126). Following that use of effective communication skills finally leads to better patient care. This discussion will focus on the effective communication skills that should be used by nurses and the importance of effective communication during patient care.
But patient care is primarily associated with medical treatments and procedures, During the medical treatments and procedures, it is important to maintain that the relationships formed between patients and nurses significantly identify to influence patient wellbeing. In a study conducted by Street, Makoul, Arora and Epstein (2009), it was shown that the communication between patients and healthcare providers has a direct impact on patient health and moreover, has the potential to benefit or worsen their condition. According this, it is evident that therapeutic effects can result from nurse-patient relationships, so as a result the nurse is able to communicate effectively.
To be a successful nurse, effective communication skills are required. The ability to communicate and connect with patients and health care professionals can help build relationships, prevent mistakes and provide a higher level of care.