therapeutic communication


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therapeutic communication

a process in which the nurse consciously influences a client or helps the client to a better understanding through verbal or nonverbal communication. Therapeutic communication involves the use of specific strategies that encourage the patient to express feelings and ideas and that convey acceptance and respect.

therapeutic communication

An interaction between a health care professional and a patient that aims to enhance the patient's comfort, safety, trust, or health and well-being.
See also: communication
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This simulation provides all students opportunities to practice therapeutic communication skills with a person who is difficult to talk with due to denial, minimization, projection and anger.
Reality orientation as a TNI (as distinguished from the usual issue of a sense of time or place) is another important aspect of therapeutic communication.
In this accelerated baccalaureate program at an academic health center in the Southeast, therapeutic communication is taught to incoming juniors during the summer session, introducing a new language and a new set of skills.
Emphasizing therapeutic communication techniques, this fifth edition of a text/CD-ROM package for students in two- and four-year programs now contains separate chapters on depression and bipolar disorder, and integrates core competencies outlined in the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative.
Emphasizing therapeutic communication and evidence-based practice, this textbook for shorter psychiatric nursing courses explains biological and psychological factors related to mental illness, theories, assessment, diagnosis, and intervention using biological, pharmacological, and integrative therapies for various disorders.
Therapeutic Interaction in Nursing provides an advanced theoretical explanation of therapeutic communication for the nurse and nursing student when encountering problematic situations.
What many nurses know as nursing practice continues to be unacknowledged, without value, when competency is couched only in prescriptive, instrumental terminology, ie assessments, differential diagnosis, therapies, therapeutic communication, therapeutic interventions, therapeutic links with clients, referrals.
In the fall, we had learned how to take vital signs, perform basic nursing care skills, and engage in therapeutic communication.

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