The Importance Of Mindful Communication In Nursing

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Mindful communication is one of the most powerful tools a nurse can use when delegating responsibility to an unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP). In order to effectively delegate patient care to the UAP, the nurse must use the right communication. The right communication provides safe, quality outcomes for the nurse, the UAP, the patient, and the facility. The processes at the core of communication that are suggested to improve synchronization of a care team are effective, patient-centered, timely, and equitable care (Anthony & Vidal, 2010, p. 1). The registered nurse (RN) must assume responsibility for delegation, as well as client outcome. This makes it important for the RN to foster an open, truthful, and trusting environment with coworkers. Even the smallest piece of information left out of, or misinterpreted in…show more content…
As a nurse, the author will ensure that as a leader, she delegates information by providing a holistic perspective of the patient’s needs and diagnoses. This will help the UAP to understand the importance and urgency of the tasks delegated. The nurse will also work to obtain a trusting, open, and honest relationship with the UAP. If the UAP believes the nurse has the UAP, the patient, and facilities best intentions at heart, the UAP will be more likely to carry out the delegated tasks without adjournment. The nurse will make sure to be mindful of why the UAP may have performed a task in an untimely, or incorrect fashion, and take responsibility for the mistake. The nurse will then consult with the UAP and adjust how communication takes place, to ensure that tasks get carried out correctly, in a way the nurse means for the UAP to carry them out. Overall, if the nurse and UAP can foster a trusting relationship that allows for open dialogue, and willingness to change the patient will receive the most optimal care, and in turn have the most positive
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