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Komunikácia so sluchovo postihnutým pacientom v kontexte ošetrovateľskej praxe
Communication with a Hearing Impaired Patients in the Context of Nursing Practice

Author(s): Ingrid Juhásová, Mária Dobrovičová, Pavol Beňo
Subject(s): Health and medicine and law, Inclusive Education / Inclusion
Published by: SAMOSATO, s. r. o., Bratislava, Slovensko - MAUREA, s. r. o., Plzeň, Česká republika
Keywords: Communication; Nursing; Hearing impairment; Patient;

Summary/Abstract: Introduction: Communication with a hearing impaired patient in the context of nursing practice is a part of the professional practice of healthcare professionals and it is one aspect that helps to improve the quality of nursing care. Aim: The aim of our survey was to identify and at the same time evaluate the level of communication skills of healthcare professionals. Method: The survey method used was a questionnaire which aim was to find out the level of knowledge about the principles of communication with the hearing impaired people, the healthcare professionals’ attitude and interest to learn to communicate with the deaf and what problems there are in communication with a hearing impairded patient. The survey was attended by nurses and healthcare professionals (n=95) working at the University Hospital in Trnava, Slovakia. Results: Based on the results obtained, 89.47% of the respondents master the principles of communicating with a hearing impaired patients, but only 4.21% would be able to apply this knowledge in practice. Conclusion: The education of nurses in this area can be a way for improving the communication between a nurse and a hearing impaired patient.

  • Issue Year: 12/2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 45-54
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Slovak