(Answered) NR451 Week 2 Discussion: Communication and Influence


NR451 RN Capstone Course

Week 2 Discussion: Communication and Influence-the Power of Evidence (graded)

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?


In the hospital where I currently practice, we show compassion, caring, confidence, and communication.  Most of the floors have caring attributes comprised of bedside shift report with patients present, a floor supervisor who comes and talks with each member of their floor staff every month, humor, and problem-solving skills. Patients are in the hospital because they need help.  What they have been doing has not helped them, which is evident because they become our patients. ……..please click the icon below to purchase full answer at $5