(Solution) NR451 Week 2 discussion: Communication and Influence-the Power of Evidence


This week’s graded topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO).

CO3: Demonstrates effective communication with patients, colleagues, and other healthcare providers in managing safe/quality healthcare processes using evidence-based practices. (PO#3)

Due Date

  • Answer post due by Wednesday 11:59 PM MT in Week 2
  • Two replies to classmates and/or instructor due by Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week 2


  • Discussions are designed to promote dialogue between faculty and students, and students and their peers. In discussions students:
    • Demonstrate understanding of concepts for the week
    • Integrate scholarly resources
    • Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates
    • Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner
  • Use the rubric on this page as you compose your answers.
Discussion Questions

Effective communication is a staple of our healthcare culture.  Working with patients, peers, and interprofessional teams requires that nurses manage information and evidence toward influencing safe and positive patient outcomes.

Please address the following:

  • Describe caring attributes of the culture where you currently practice.
  • Which attributes stand out as having significant influence on patients, nurses, and other healthcare professionals?
  • How do you see effective communication relating to patient outcomes in this setting?
  • What is the evidence for this?


    Caring is the heart of the nursing practice. Nursing must learn how to find, review, and integrate research findings (e.g. those concerning caring), in their practice (Aromataris & Pearson, 2014). Our organization constantly emphasizes that nurses should always demonstrate caring attributes to patients and their families, colleagues, and even themselves. The caring attributes that define the culture of my current workplace include honesty, building therapeutic and trusted connections with patients, remaining resilient to potential uncertainties of patients’ health, showing compassion, listening attentively, remaining responsible and accountable, providing patients with information for them to make informed decisions, presence, touch, respect, promoting human dignity, calling the patients by their preferred names, and effectively communicating with the patients and their families…..Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5.