Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Communication and interpersonal relations are two vital elements of the nursing process. The basic unit of nursing consists of two persons, the patient and the nurse; in this interpersonal relationship the individuals bring their past experiences and expectations to the present situation and attempt to find ways to communicate their thoughts and feelings.
Edwards, Barba J., "A study of the effect of preoperative communication between operating room nurses and patients having total hip replacement surgery" (1973). Student Work. 202.