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Question: Structured reflection on an aspect of clinical practice whilst on placement as a Community Midwife.
[Communication skills and Whooping Cough Immunisation (Pertussis) offered to pregnant women]

MID 116 Communication and Psychosocial Issues
BSc (HONS) Pre-Registration Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Plymouth University

Answer: This essay will be a structured reflection on an aspect of my recent clinical practice whilst on community placement in my trust area. I will discuss communication skills, demonstrate the use of a reflective model and use communication theories and psychosocial concepts to underpin my discussion.

Names have been abbreviated or omitted to maintain confidentiality, as stated in The Code (NMC 2008).

Communication is a skill developed from infancy and can inform and influence our ability as adults to enhance our work within healthcare and effectively meet the needs of the clients in our care. Effective communication can be hard to achieve at times; regardless of how carefully and sensitively information is conveyed, the listener may not understand or may misinterpret what is being said. (Peate & Hamilton, 2008). Non-verbal communication is key to effective communication and is a...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Nursing
  • Course: BSc (HONS) Pre-Registration Midwifery
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2746
  • Date submitted: April 19, 2017
  • Date written: May, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7921

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