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Handbook of Communication in Anaesthesia & Critical Care: A Practical Guide to Exploring the Art

Allan M. Cyna, Marion I. Andrew, Suyin G. M. Tan, and Andrew F. Smith


This book provides anesthetists, intensivists and other critical care staff with a comprehensive resource that offers ways of improving communication in everyday clinical practice, and provides practical communication tools that can be used in difficult or unfamiliar circumstances. It demonstrates how communication can be structured to improve patient care and safety with numerous practical examples and vignettes illustrating how the concepts discussed can be integrated into clinical practice, and presents ideas in a way that enhances clinical interactions with patients and colleagues and faci ... More

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199577286
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199577286.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allan M. Cyna, editor

Marion I. Andrew, editor

Suyin G. M. Tan, editor

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Section 1 Principles of communication

Chapter 1 To begin…

Stavros Prineas and Andrew F Smith

Chapter 2 Structures

Allan M Cyna and Marion I Andrew

Chapter 3 How words hurt

Allan M Cyna and Elvira V Lang

Chapter 4 Language and the subconscious

Allan M Cyna and Suyin GM Tan

Section 2 Routine clinical applications

Chapter 7 Consent

Alan F Merry and Sally N Merry

Chapter 8 Perioperative care

Andrew F Smith and Allan M Cyna

Section 3 Specific clinical contexts

Chapter 9 The obstetric patient

Marion I Andrew and Allan M Cyna

Chapter 10 The paediatric patient

David Sainsbury and Allan M Cyna

Chapter 11 Critical care

Daniel Nethercott and Maire Shelly

Chapter 12 When bad things happen

Diana C Strange Khursandi

Chapter 13 Patients with special needs

Gillian M Hood and Suyin GM Tan

Chapter 14 Needle phobia

Allan M Cyna and Marion I Andrew

Section 4 Communication with colleagues

Chapter 17 The theatre team

Suyin GM Tan and Andy McWilliam

Chapter 18 Teaching and research

Susie Richmond and Andrew F Smith

Chapter 19 Administrators

Scott W Simmons

Section 5 Advanced communication techniques

Chapter 20 Hypnotic techniques

Marie-Elisabeth Faymonville and Christel J Bejenke

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