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Transactional analysis: A method of analysing communication

Hollins Martin, Caroline J 2011, 'Transactional analysis: A method of analysing communication' , British Journal of Midwifery, 19 (9) , pp. 587-593.

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Abstract

Midwives are required to develop effective and constructive communication skills for use within the workplace. When a student is on placement, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) essential skills clusters for care, compassion and communication are the first skills students are required to demonstrate to their mentor. Communication is an idiom that both students and staff sometimes find difficult to assimilate, with communication problems identified in vague terms. Accordingly, methods of clearly defining and assessing attainment are commonly requested of midwifery lecturers. To facilitate students, midwives, managers and lecturers with an instrument to assess good communication, the technique of transactional analysis (TA) is proposed.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Midwifery
Publisher: Mark Allen Healthcare
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0969-4900
Depositing User: CJ Hollins-Martin
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2011 16:20
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:19
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/19200

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