Verbal communication in English to a standard that allows fluid, clear, and comprehensible two-way discussions for patient care, tailored to the local English-speaking audiences.
Effective verbal communication, in English, with patients and university and clinical staff is required for effective learning and to provide safe and effective delivery of care/practice.
- Convey spoken messages accurately and effectively in a professional/clinical situation.
- Understand and respond to verbal communication accurately and appropriately in a time-constrained environment when a patient provides vital bedside information.
- Build rapport with a patient to encourage full disclosure of symptoms.
- Present information to, and engage in developing discussions with, a wide audience, including academic and professional/clinical presentations.
Non-verbal communication skills that enable respectful communication with others to meet patient care needs.
The ability to recognise, interpret and respond to non-verbal cues, to communicate with congruent and respectful non-verbal behaviour, and to be sensitive to individual and/or cultural variations in non-verbal communication is essential for safe and effective care.
- Recognise cues in a patient’s facial expression, appearance, behaviour, posture, or movement.
- Deliver information to a distressed patient incorporating non-verbal behaviour that matches the nature of the information.
- Recognise and adjust to differing touch preferences of patients.
Ability to produce English text to a standard that provides clear and professional-level communication for patient care, with language usage and style tailored to the targeted recipients.
Effective communication in English text is required to demonstrate applied skills in academic writing conventions and in sustained and organised academic argument and provide safe and effective delivery of care/practice.
- Communicate complex academic and clinical perspectives in writing.
- Summarise and appropriately reference a range of literature in written assignments.
- Use precise and appropriate language to contribute to both handwritten and electronic medical records in a time-constrained environment.
- Construct nursing reports and patient care plans that meet professional standards.