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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The main objective of the study was to find the quality of nurse patient therapeutic communication and overall patient satisfaction during their hospitalization stay.
For instance, for all eight items under the therapeutic communication domain, none demonstrated a significant change after the intervention (all p values >0.
It is important to note here that the nurse was a psychiatric nurse who provided therapeutic communication interventions to a patient who had psychological issues complicated by the nature of his disease, a history of anxiety attacks, and symptoms of a personality disorder, but that the reason she was able to bill for this visit was to provide wound care to the patient.
In addition, they had the opportunity to practice therapeutic communication and behaviors while providing effective care for families who are grieving.
Going beyond standard conversational art, therapeutic communication conveys that negotiators are listening actively to subjects, concerned about their welfare, and invested in bringing the incident to a safe resolution.
In the SP scenario, students practice family-centered assessment, therapeutic communication, and family education.
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.
In the fall, we had learned how to take vital signs, perform basic nursing care skills, and engage in therapeutic communication.
Leaving therapeutic communication aside here, as that was not under the microscope in this study, I would like to pick up on some other issues related to both directives and humour.
My perspective from teaching therapeutic communication and helping students to utilize this valuable tool is a challenge every semester.
She spends one night each week with each group, introducing students to the field of geriatrics and providing an initial exposure to the nursing process, therapeutic communication, teaching and learning, and functional health patterns.
Ethics, therapeutic communication, cultural competence, the accurate assessment and interpretation of clinical data, relevant interventions, and other aspects of quality health care are embedded in attitudes and behaviors associated with such factors as economic status, race, ethnicity, religion, and even geographic abode.

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