Effective communication is one of the most fundamental tools of the nursing practice. Communication involves two parties the conveyor and the recipient, in which information is exchanged through personal and interpersonal mediums (verbal and non-verbal forms), allowing the message conveyed to be received and understood. Ultimately effective communication in healthcare reduces barriers constructed by language and cultural differences etc, creating a safe environment for the client in which they can actively participate in positive health-related behaviours. This explanatory synthesis will explore the concept of self- awareness in relation to therapeutic communication and how it significantly influences nurse-client rapports. It will also
The PIT provides exploratory rationale to the patient. The therapist attempts to bestow a rationale for the patient, which affirms the significance of relating emotional or somatic symptoms to interpersonal conflicts or problems. By the end of initial sessions, the link between the interpersonal difficulties and emotional problems and distress should be constructed. To be able to do this is important because it is one of the principal points for patient to remain in therapy (Guthrie,
The reflection process begins with thinking about an incident and how the situation can be utilised in future situations. The process consists of being open, this would involve an individual looking at things from a different perspective. In addition, the process would involve being inquisitive, desiring knowledge. With reflection it is important that the individual is honest, which needs to be reflected in written record keeping, this enables others to easily understand what has occurred (Williams et al, 2012). Reflective practice is mainly used to assist nurses and healthcare professionals to gain an
It should be done solely for the purpose of helping the client, and not to meet the needs of the therapist. Counseling Skills which is acquire verbal and non verbal skills that enhance communication by helping a medical professional to establish a good rapport with a patient or client using the 10 basic counseling skills. Empathy- The ability to perceive another's experience and then to communicate that perception back to the individual to clarify and amplify their own experiencing and meaning Gantt, E. E. “Empathy.” Encyclopedia of Human Development. 2005. SAGE Publications.
Motivational interviewing offers an approach to this that is compatible with patient-centred care (Mason, 2008). Nurses use the processes of motivational interviewing in the healthcare setting to ensure the development of a collaborative partnership with the patient and to elicit a behaviour change. Motivational interviewing strengthens personal motivation for change, rather than instructing or warning the patient (Miller et al.,
There is diversity even between families and the reason is because we are all different and unique. Health providers must have this in mind when attending people from different cultures. Avoiding to do so might cause mistakes and unfair treatment. Individuals go to health care providers in order to heal, however over the course of history injustice has happened in the health care system. By doing so it affected her personal belief she could have been cared for better, and also they failed to communicate and inform the family thus inflicting pain in them for years.
Physcotherapy can be described as the techniques used for treating mental health, emotional and some psychiatric disorders (Nordqvist,2009). Counselling and physcotherapy are known as the talking therapies where a therapist aims to provide a safe environment for a distressed client to talk about their problems in confidence with no judgement. In this essay I hope to discuss the humanistic approach to physoctherapy, I hope to explore this approach in dept and discover how in fact this type of therapy focuses on self development growth and responsibilities (McLeod, 2008).This therapy I feel is closest to my beliefs because it focuses on the individual reaching a level of actualisation as the therapist will focus on the client’s strengths. In
They are considered to be the foundation of nursing (Watson, 2005). The processes entail forming selfless values in order to provide supportive care, being attentive to the belief system of the patient, showing understanding of oneself therefore being able to incorporate it into patient relations, developing a trustworthy relationship with the patient, accepting the patient’s feelings as valid emotions, and problem solving in all aspects of care, which is a similar aspect to the personal theory’s viewpoint of critical thinking (Watson, 2005). Other processes include adapting teaching styles and methods to meet the patient’s needs, creating an environment that is comfortable and healthy to promote healing, providing assistance with daily care which also promotes healing, and being attentive to the soul and its well-being (Watson, 2005). Watson (2005) compares these statements to love invoking, which “allows love and caring to come together for a new form of deep transpersonal caring,” which “connotates inner healing for self and others” (p.
On another hand studies clarified which factors impact the quality of nursing care from the Patient’s opinion , e.g. environment factors, patient awareness, nurse–patient relationship and personality/behavior . ( Williams 2004 ). also , wasted nursing care had important impact on nurse-reported counter events such as hospital acquired infections, patients taking error medications or dosage , and more accident of patient falls causing injury. The quality of care on the basis of nursing care insufficiency was also explored and indicated that a important relationship presented between quality care and patient safety ratings .
These factors not only lead to ineffective communication but can lead to misdiagnosis of patients’ health problems, wrong treatment pattern and death of patients as well. 3.5 Usefulness of concept to current world Society- nurse-patient communication does not only help the patients but the relations as well because the nurse show concern to their feelings and the problems that affect them. Through nurse-patient communication, the nurse health educates the patients, families and communities on health promotion and illness prevention in order to live a healthy life. Communication also enhances the quality of acre given to patients and clients. Nursing profession- with effective nurse-patient communication, misdiagnosis, wrong treatment pattern as well as deaths are avoided.
There are populations such as the poor, elderly and minorities that can be taking advantage of and not informed of other options for their life. Vicki D. Lachman writes an article entitled; Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking: An Ethical Alternative to Physician- Assisted Suicide. The author talks about the need to assist dying patients by taking a deeper look into palliative care and providing the patient with the necessities and information about withholding treatment that can save their lives (Lachman, 2015, p. 56). The author of the article expressed her concerns that nurses can play a role in providing patients with the knowledge about voluntary stopping of eating and drinking due to the fact that nurses spend more time communicating with the patients and getting to know them in an intimate fashion (Lachman, 2015, p. 59). The patient’s choice to stop eating and drinking is legal unlike their choice to end their life by taking high doses of lethal
This discussion will address a documentary, along with subtleties that I was previously unaware of, an attribute I found most surprising, and an influential outlook that will affect my nursing practice. In the documentary Living Old, one thing I was unacquainted with was how deeply chronic illnesses affected the caregiver in every aspect (Fanning &
Asch (1997), also reported a total of 342 nurses reported that they had wanted to engage in euthanasia but did not proceed. Many of the 342 nurses reported they feared getting caught, and concerns that the patient’s preferences were not fully understood. This article showed critical care nurses constantly face difficult moral, ethical, and professional dilemmas regarding patient care. It is of the utmost importance for nurse’s to understand their own values so they may provide the highest care possible and deliver
In the field of nursing practice nurses frequently experience situations which encourage them to think about ethical and legal aspects to make decisions. In this case study author will examine different ethical principles and legal possibilities which could be applied to make decision. In this case, a nurse is suffering from debilitating motor neuron disease. She realise that disease is progressive and in short time she will be in last stage of disease. She is worried about emotional and financial effects of disease on her family.
Clark states, “Reversing an overdose with naloxone ‘buys’ healthcare providers another opportunity to provide treatment, and we know that with adequate time, treatment works” (Clark, 2014). Another common argument is that addicts abuse drugs by their own personal choice. Nurses can remind people that many people addicted to opioids begin their journey seeking relief from pain. Over time, and often through no fault of their own, their bodies become addicted to that relief. Aside from vocalizing support for this bill, nurses can integrate overdose prevention in their practice.