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Need to teaching communication skills of nursing students from the viewpoint of the faculty members of Guilan University of Medical Sciences
Rabiollah Farmanbar, Touba Hosseinzadeh *
Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.
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Introduction: Communication skills have been recognized as an integral part of nursing services. Promoting the communication skills of nursing students is an important objective of nursing education, and the perspective of the faculty members, one of the most reliable groups involved in nursing education, is of great significance. The current study was carried out to perform a need to teaching communication skills of nursing students from the perspective of the faculty members of Guilan University of Medical Sciences.   
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study, all faculty members of nursing faculty (N=45) at Guilan University of Medical Sciences were included in the study by census sampling in summer, 2015. Data were collected by a self-administered questionnaire including three sections: sociodemographic characteristics, faculty members’ views about communication skills and open-ended questions. The obtained data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics (t-test, Kruskal-Wallis and one-way ANOVA).      
Results: The highest number of faculty members (%66.7) reported a high need for teaching communication skills to the nursing students. The mean score of female faculty members was a little higher than that of the male counterparts, but the difference was not statistically significant. The results of one-way ANOVA showed a significant relationship between the viewpoint of the faculty members on the need for teaching communication skills and age (P<0.05) and teaching experience (P<0.01). The analysis of open-ended questions by frequency distribution highlighted teaching communication skills as a one-unit course to students before apprenticeship as well as simultaneous theoretical and practical teaching of these skills in clinical settings. 
Conclusions: Based on the positive view of the faculty members about the need for teaching communication skills to nursing students, it seems helpful to provide a favorable ground to revise the curriculum to promote the students’ communication skills.  

Keywords: Communication skills, faculty member, student, education.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Educational Strategies
Received: 2017/06/19 | Accepted: 2017/06/19 | Published: 2017/06/19
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Farmanbar R, Hosseinzadeh T. Need to teaching communication skills of nursing students from the viewpoint of the faculty members of Guilan University of Medical Sciences . 3. 2018; 1 (3) :26-33
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