volume 20, issue 4, P410-414 2007
DOI: 10.1590/s0103-21002007000400004
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Abstract: ABSTRACTObjective: To perceive the meaning of competent communication to nurses who are communication-expert nursing professors. Methods: This is a qualitative exploratory study using the following guiding question: "What is competent communication?" Data analysis was performed by means of Content Analysis. Results: Competent communication is an interpersonal process that must achieve the communicators' objectives. It presupposes basic communication knowledge, and that the individuals involved are aware of ve…

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