Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Date Information

May 2016

Department

School of Nursing

First Advisor

Charlene Cambell

Abstract

Through a discussion of the nursing literature and sociological theory, this Commonwealth Honors Thesis aims to answer the question; Is it necessary to know your own sociological bias in nurse to nurse communication. The focus begins with the qualifications of effective communication as a concept and then applies that specifically to communication between nurses. In addition, the discussion focuses on the topic of awareness vs. unawareness of sociological bias. The discussion includes passages and inclusion of nine pieces of nursing literature, including articles, books, and textbooks. Through out the researched literature connections were made between sociology and nursing. The result showed that is it absolutely necessary to be self aware of sociological bias in nurse to nurse communication.

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