Interpersonal Communication and Psychology

By

  • Dev Rungapadiachy, MSc(Applied Psychology), BSc(Hons), Nursing, DPSN, FETC, CERT Ed, RGN, RMN, Lecturer, School of Healthcare Studies, University of Leeds, UK

This book offers nursing students and professionals a unique opportunity to explore both interpersonal communication and psychology in the context of health care delivery. It is an ideal text for communication training on nursing courses from diploma to degree level. The main focus is on self-awareness, through self-reflection, encouraging practitioners to understand and improve their interpersonal skills.
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Book information

  • Published: December 1998
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-4080-0


Table of Contents

Introduction - Communication, a central core to health care delivery; Intrapersonal Dynamics and Self-awareness; Self-awareness; Psychoanalytical theory of personality development; Transactional analysis; Cognitive development; Perception and behaviour; A humanistic point of view; Emotion and behaviour; Attitudes and prejudices; Interpersonal dynamics and self-awareness - Introduction; Interpersonal theory; Psychosocial theory; Behavioural and social learning; Stress and behaviour; Obedience, conformity, compliance and learned helplessness; Group dynamics and leadership; Interpersonal conflict: Dynamics, Resolutions and Self-Awareness; Interpersonal skills and practice - Introduction; The dimensions of communication; Listening, attending and responding; Trust, disclosure, feedback and self-awareness; Assertiveness and caring; Herons Six Category Intervention Analysis; The concept of helping; Reflection and conclusion;