Mindful Communication for Caring Online : Advances in Nursing Science

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Mindful Communication for Caring Online

Sitzman, Kathleen PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

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Advances in Nursing Science 39(1):p 38-47, January/March 2016. | DOI: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000102


Six studies containing information related to conveying and sustaining caring in online nursing classrooms were analyzed for communication patterns among faculty and students. Six consistent communicative elements emerged from this analysis: offering full presence, acknowledging shared humanity, attending to the individual, asking for and providing frequent clarification, demonstrating flexibility, and pointing out favorable opportunities while acknowledging challenges. These elements reflected key aspects of Jean Watson's Caring Science and Thich Nhat Hanh's Mindfulness trainings, prompting guidelines and suggestions for engaging in mindful caring communication online.

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