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Transactional analysis: a method of analysing communication

Hollins Martin, Caroline J



Midwives are required to develop effective and constructive communication skills for use within the workplace. When a student is on placement, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) essential skills clusters for care, compassion and communication are the first skills students are required to demonstrate to their mentor. Communication is an idiom that both students and staff sometimes find difficult to assimilate, with communication problems identified in vague terms. Accordingly, methods of clearly defining and assessing attainment are commonly requested of midwifery lecturers. To facilitate students, midwives, managers and lecturers with an instrument to assess good communication, the technique of transactional analysis (TA) is proposed.


Hollins Martin, C. J. (2011). Transactional analysis: a method of analysing communication. British Journal of Midwifery, 19, 587-593

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 4, 2011
Deposit Date Aug 18, 2015
Publicly Available Date Aug 18, 2015
Print ISSN 0969-4900
Electronic ISSN 2052-4307
Publisher Mark Allen Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Pages 587-593
Keywords Midwifery; communication; transactional analysis;
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