The ability of a nurse’s effective interpersonal communication skills is more important. The nursing profession focuses on patient care and also depends to a large extent on the relationship between patients and nurses. According to those relationships they have been built on the basis of communication. It has been found that “patients report poor communication, more than any other aspect of care, as a reason for dissatisfaction” (Shipley, 2010, p 126). Following that the use of effective communication skills finally leads to better patient care. This discussion will focus on the effective communication skills that nurses should use and the importance of effective communication during patient care.
But patient care is mainly associated with medical treatments and procedures. During treatments and medical procedures, it is important to maintain that the relationships formed between patients and nurses are significantly identified to influence the patient’s well-being. In a study conducted by Street, Makoul, Arora and Epstein (2009), it was shown that communication between patients and health care providers has a direct impact on the patient’s health and, in addition, has the potential to benefit or worsen their condition . According to this, it is evident that therapeutic effects can be the result of nurse-patient relationships, so that the nurse can communicate effectively.