—From the Foreword by noted nursing educator Patricia Benner
If you are a nurse—no matter where you work or your area of expertise— From Silence to Voice is for you! It explains why nursing so often has been silenced, and silent, about its contributions to the care of the sick and the health of the public. It offers communication how-tos that nurses can apply everyday to send positive messages about their important work.
The 2nd edition is well suited for classroom instruction and features:
- a user-friendly layout
- step-by-step guidelines on how to communicate effectively with various audiences—patients and family members, friends and neighbors, physicians and administrators, journalists, policy makers, and public officials.
- a whole chapter of "story makeovers" that transform rough drafts into compelling anecdotes and arguments for nursing.
- "Your Turn" exercises designed to speed nurses and students from communication theory to practice, and from practice to skills
- Tips on how to reach out to the media, appear on TV and radio, and promote nursing research.