Communication as the Basis of Care for Patients with Chronic Diseases
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 7, Issue 3-1, June 2018, Pages: 7-12
Received: Jul. 12, 2017; Accepted: Jul. 13, 2017; Published: Aug. 9, 2017
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Michael Kourakos, General Hospital "Asklepieio" Voulas, Athens, Greece
Evangelos C. Fradelos, Nursing Department, University of Peloponnese, Sparta, Greece
Ioanna V. Papathanasiou, Nursing Department, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
Maria Saridi, General Hospital of Korinthos, Korinthos, Greece
Theodora Kafkia, Nursing Department, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Now that chronic illnesses are the main cause of death and disability worldwide, patients must be involved in healthcare process, contributing to almost every level of decision or action. Communication is a process that is dynamic and continuous and influenced by a number of factors, and in the field of health care is of particular importance. Communication of patients with healthcare professionals affects patients' outcomes, helps them learn to regulate their emotions, increases compliance and is correlated with patient confidence and satisfaction as well as quality of life. Health communication strategies should respond to the needs of the public so that it complies with its health recommendations.
Communication, Therapeutic Communication, Chronic Disease
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Michael Kourakos, Evangelos C. Fradelos, Ioanna V. Papathanasiou, Maria Saridi, Theodora Kafkia, Communication as the Basis of Care for Patients with Chronic Diseases, American Journal of Nursing Science. Special Issue: Nursing Education and Research. Vol. 7, No. 3-1, 2018, pp. 7-12. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.s.2018070301.12
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