philipyuxu wrote:Our research team has completed a two study on communication competence of international nurses. Communication competence certainly affects quality of care. Although the design of this study did not directly link communication competence with clinical outcomes (including patient safety indicators), it documents the linguistic deficit of the sampled international nurses and suggests that there could well be a direct link. Currently, we are conducting further studies on the linkage. This study is published in Journal of Nursing Regulation (issue 2) in 2010. Send me a message if you want a pdf copy of the article since this system does not allow attachments in pdf format.
Yu (Philip) Xu, PhD, RN
University of Nevada Las Vegas
School of Nursing
Interesting study alright.. how did the further studies go in the end?!