Clinically speaking: A communication skills program for students from non-English speaking backgrounds

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dc.contributor.author San Miguel, CL
dc.contributor.author Rogan, F
dc.contributor.author Milton-Wildey, KK
dc.contributor.author Brown, DM
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:35:35Z
dc.date.issued 2006-01
dc.identifier.citation Nurse Education in Practice, 2006, 6 (5), pp. 268 - 274
dc.identifier.issn 1471-5953
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/4890
dc.description.abstract This paper reports on the design, delivery and evaluation of an innovative oral communication skills program for first year students in a Bachelor of Nursing degree at an Australian university. This program was introduced in 2004 to meet the needs of first year undergraduate students from non-English speaking backgrounds who had experienced difficulties with spoken English while on clinical placement. The program consisted of early identification of students in need of communication development, a series of classes incorporated into the degree program to address students' needs, followed by a clinical placement block. This paper describes the structure of the program, discusses some of the major problems encountered by students in the clinical setting and presents some of the teaching strategies used to address these problems. Evaluations of the program suggest that students' communication skills and confidence improved, resulting in a more positive clinical experience for the majority of students.
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.rights NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Nurse Education in Practice. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Nurse Education in Practice, [Volume 6, Issue 5, September 2006, Pages 268–274] DOI# http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2006.02.004 en_US
dc.title Clinically speaking: A communication skills program for students from non-English speaking backgrounds
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Nurse Education in Practice
dc.journal.volume 5
dc.journal.volume 6
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 268 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 274 en_US
dc.cauo.name ELSSA en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 867573
dc.personcode 890578
dc.personcode 100385
dc.personcode 930316
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
dc.description.keywords NA
dc.description.keywords NA
dc.description.keywords NA
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Teaching and Learning)
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Students


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