Ruth Davidhizar is assistant dean and chairperson for nursing at Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN. Roberta Rexroth is a field nurse for Community Home Care in Brooksville, FL.
The Benefits of Triad Communication in Home Health Care
Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
1994 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 19, Issue 6, pages 352–354, November-December 1994
How to Cite
Davidhizar, R. and Rexroth, R. (1994), The Benefits of Triad Communication in Home Health Care. Rehabilitation Nursing, 19: 352–354. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.1994.tb01340.x
- Issue published online: 3 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
Triad communication can be used by the nurse to facilitate communication with a patient and a caregiver in home health care. The family members may be involved as listeners or in discussion with the patient, the nurse, or both. The caregiver is selected based on specific communication objectives and the third person's ability to assist in meeting these objectives. Triad communication can (a) support the family and patient, (b) increase the caregiver's understanding, (c) increase compliance, (d) increase the nurse's understanding, (e) reinforce instruction, (f) decrease manipulation, (g) promote communication between family members, and (h) facilitate positive patient-family relationships.