Communication And Educational Technology For Nurses

Jogindra Vati

ISBN: 9789386235619 | Year: 2018 | Paperback | Pages: 566 | Language : English

Book Size: 180 X 240 mm | Territorial Rights: World

Price: 625.00

About the Book

Nurse educators play an important role in developing the science of nursing education and preparing future nurse educators. Advancement in technology and globalisation pose several challenges for nursing institutions. There is a need for competent nurse teachers who can teach and guide students and clients in any health care setting by applying various innovative methods of teaching–learning and educational media.  This book presents a clear, interesting, systematic, and thoroughly teachable material on communication and educational technology in nursing supported by suitable illustrations, diagrams, and flowcharts. It is a comprehensive, simplified and evidence-based book for nursing students as well as the faculty, helping them to develop their competencies in the teaching–learning practice as nurse educators.


  • Simple and lucid style of presentation
  • Latest concepts in communication and educational technology
  • Clear explanation of basic concepts of nursing education
  • Chapter Outline and Competencies 
  • Numerous self-explanatory figures, tables and boxes
  • Important ‘Key Points’ at the end of the chapter
  • Review questions—essay type, short answer and multiple choice questions
  • Suggested Reading
  • Glossary

Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

Dr Jogindra Vati, Professor cum Principal at SGHS College of Nursing, Mohali, Punjab, India, did her M.Sc. Nursing in 1985 and PhD in nursing (under faculty of medical sciences) in 1992 from College of Nursing, National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE), PGIMER Chandigarh, India. She also has an MA in Public Administration from Punjab University, Chandigarh, India. She has more than 30 years of teaching experience at NINE, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Indira Gandhi Open University of Health Sciences, New Delhi, and SGHS College of Nursing, Mohali, Punjab. She has to her credit many awards and honours such as University Gold Medal, Basanti Rai Award for best thesis, and Meritorious Service Award.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Review of Communication Process
Meaning and Definitions of Communication
Features of Communication
Purposes of Communication
Importance of Communication 
Principles of Communication 
Models of Communication 
Communication Process 
Elements/Components of Communication Process 
Types of Communication 
Channel and Media of Communication 
Facilitators of Communication 
Barriers to Communication 
Methods to Overcome Barriers to Communication 
Effective Communication 

Chapter 2: Interpersonal Relationships
Definitions of Interpersonal Relationship  
Nature of Interpersonal Relationship  
Importance of Interpersonal Relationships in Nursing  
Characteristics of Effective Interpersonal Relationships 
Purposes of Interpersonal Relationships 
Types of Interpersonal Relationships 
Developing and Establishing Therapeutic Relationship 
Phases of Interpersonal Relationship 
Elements in Interpersonal Relationship 
Barriers to Interpersonal Relationship 
Methods of Overcoming Barriers to Interpersonal Relationships
Johari Window 

Chapter 3: Human Relations
Human Relations 
Understanding the Self 
Social Behaviour 
Social Attitude 
Individual and Group 
Group Dynamics 
Human Relations in Nursing 

Chapter 4: Guidance and Counselling
Concept of Guidance 
Concept of Counselling 
Differences Between Guidance and Counselling 
Counselling Process 
Types of Counselling Approaches 
Counselling Tools and Techniques 
Role and Preparation of a Counsellor 
Organisation of Guidance and Counselling Services
Issues for Counselling in Nursing: Students and Practitioners
Managing Disciplinary Problems 
Management of Crises and Referral 

Chapter 5: Nursing Education and Philosophies
Meaning of Education 
Nursing Education 
Aims of Education 
Aims of Nursing Education 
Functions of Education 
Philosophies of Education 
Philosophy of Nursing Education 

Chapter 6: Teaching–Learning Process
Formulation of Educational Objectives 
Lesson Planning 
Lesson Plan 
Classroom Management 

Chapter 7: Methods of Teaching: Teacher-Controlled,
Group-Controlled, and Action-Oriented
Meaning of Teaching Method 
Selection of Teaching Method
Teacher-Controlled Methods
Lecture Method 
Group-Controlled Teaching Methods 
Panel Discussion 
Role Play  
Project Method 
Field Trip 

Chapter 8: Teacher-Training and Learner-Controlled Teaching Methods
Teacher-Training Methods of Teaching 
Simulation Teaching  
Programmed Instruction 
Computer-Assisted Learning 
Problem-Based Learning 
Self-Instructional Module 

Chapter 9: Clinical Teaching Methods
Case Method  
Case Study Method 
Nursing Round /Bedside Reports 
Bedside Clinic 
Process Recording 

Chapter 10: Educational Technology and Nursing
Meaning and Definitions of Educational Technology
Characteristics of Educational Technology 
Objectives of Educational Technology  
Scope and Functions of Educational Technology 
Principles of Educational Technology 
Limitations of Educational Technology 
Types of Educational Technology 
Differences Between Hardware and Software Approaches 
Uses of Educational Technology in Nursing 

Chapter 11: Educational Media: Audio–Visual Aids,
Graphic Aids, and Three-Dimensional Aids
Audio–Visual Aids 
Graphic Aids 
Chalk Board 
Flash Cards 
Flannel Board 
Bulletin Board 
Three-Dimensional Aids 

Chapter 12: Educational Media—Print Aids, Projected Aids
Audio Aids and Computer
Print Aids/Media 
Projected Teaching Aids 
Slides and Slide Projector 
Film Strips and Filmstrip Projector 
Slide-Cum-Filmstrip Projector 
Motion Pictures/Films and Motion Picture/Film Projector 
Sound Motion Picture Projector (16 mm) 
Overhead Projector/Transparencies 
Overhead Projector 
Opaque Projectors/Epidiascope   Television 
Video Cassette Recorder  
Data Projector 
Audio Aids 
Tape Recorder 
Public Address System 

Chapter 13: Assessment and Evaluation
Defining Evaluation 
Characteristics of Evaluation 
Scope of Evaluation 
Purposes of Evaluation 
Principles of Evaluation 
Planning for Evaluation 
Steps in Evaluation Procedure 
Types of Assessment/Evaluation 
Criteria for Selection of Assessment Techniques and Methods
Tools and Techniques of Evaluation/Assessment 
Essay-Type Long Answer Questions 
Short Answer Questions  
Multiple-Choice Questions 
Skills-Assessing Tools 
Observation Checklist 
Practical Exams 
Viva or Oral Examination  
Objective-Structured Clinical Examination 
Attitude-Assessing Tool: Attitude Scales 
Thurstone Scale  
Likert Scale 
Semantic Differential Scale 

Chapter 14: Information, Education and Communication
for Health
Information, Education and Communication 
Health Behaviour 
Models and Theories of Behaviour and Behaviour Change 
Precede-Proceed Model 
Health Education 
Planning for Health Education 
Health Education With Individuals, Groups and Communities
Communicating Health Messages 
Methods and Media for Communicating Health Messages 
Using Mass Media