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Phatic communication and community nursing

Professor Philip Burnard discusses the concept of phatic communication and describes ways in which being able to identify phatic communication can help community nurses in their day-to-day interactions with others Philip Burnard PhD, RN is Professor Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff. Article accepted for publication: June 2003