Having good communication with patients/clients helps them in three main ways. After consideration of a number of reflective frameworks, the use of Gibb’s Reflective Cycle as a structure for creating a reflective account has proven to be beneficial in the exploration of personal thoughts and feelings in relation to a specified event and I recognise the importance of reflection as a learning tool that can enhance knowledge and practice. There are numerous reflective models that may be utilised by the nursing professional, for example, Gibb’s Reflective Cycle (1988), Johns Model of Structured Reflection (1994) and Driscoll’s Model of Reflection (2002). Importance of Nurse Revalidation with New NMC Guidelines Posted by Cathy Marks The profession of nursing and midwifery is the secondary professional care support in the healthcare industry and acts as the second most important layer of service to public health in terms of intensive, antenatal, neonatal, postnatal, pre and post-operative care practices. There are multiple components to effective communication in a healthcare setting: healthcare literacy, cultural competency and language barriers. Attentiveness and attention to the patient can be achieved through SOLER: S – sit squarely, O – Open posture, L – learn towards the patient, E – eye contact, R – relax (Egan 2002). Other factors may affect communication in a negative way, endangering the process, and nurses must be aware of internal and external barriers (Schubert 2003). This chapter explores how effective communication and interpersonal skills can enhance professional nursing practice and nursing relationships with various stakeholders. It is important our posture, eye contact, facial expression and touch all match the words we are saying. It is important, therefore, that nurses keep abreast of legal requirements and best practice in record-keeping. I am confident that I will be able to use the knowledge gained on the subject of dental health in my future placements. Nursing Standard. To fully assess the development of communication skills the nurse can make use of reflection to gain a better insight and understanding of their skills (Siviter 2008). Having good communication with health care workers will reduce their anxiety and build their confidence. Communication and listening skills allowed us to discover what knowledge the clients already had, and enabled us to adjust the information to meet the needs of the clients. The NMC (2015) notes the importance of nurses working together with colleagues from similar and different disciplines. Design. This allowed parents opportunity to interact in the session, to listen to the information and ask questions while at the same time being in close enough proximity to their children to respond to their needs. In order to engage in meaningful communication and develop effective communication skills, nurses must engage in the process of reflecting on how communication skills are utilised in practise. How a nurses own values can impact on patients care both positively and negatively. Feedback from clients after the session also allowed me to reflect on my communication; one of the clients stated afterwards that she had gained a lot from the session particularly the demonstration relating to tooth brushing and was now more aware of the importance of early oral hygiene to prevent problems later in the child’s life. Communication as a core skill is also supported within the code of conduct (NMC 2008), which expresses that nurses must communicate information to patients "in a way they can understand" (NMC 2008:3) and in a manner that allows patients to make informed choices and share decision making (NMC 2010).