Therapeutic communication is how the nurse interacts with the client. The skills that the nurse uses are essential to helping the person, as well as the development of a positive nurse-patient relationship. It is important for the nurse to have good communication skills as the form the basis of every intervention. According to Stevenson these skills are essential. Another skill that nurses need to be able to perform is listening.
Information Management Interventions Since there is no cure for dementia the nurse should be mindful of the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions used to treat the condition. The interventions chosen should help maintain quality of life and ensure safety of the patient. The patient should be fully assessed to make sure interventions are
It reflects the exploration of one's thoughts, beliefs, behaviours, approaches and values (Bibi, 2016). In healthcare, nurses are constantly interacting with individuals who may not share the same characteristics, therefore, it's very important to recognise these differences in order to successfully develop a therapeutic alliance which will lead to a healthy therapeutic relationship (Rasheed, 2015, p. 213 - 214). Nurses that don't take into consideration self-awareness tend to project personal opinions and beliefs onto those who may not share the same values. (Rasheed, 2015, Bibi, 2016) Therefore, being aware and staying neutral will allow nurses to be person-centred, participating in active listening and having mutual understanding. Reflection is an important aspect of self-awareness and allows health professionals to look back and analyse practices, identifying which aspects need further development (Rasheed, 2015, p. 214, Bibi 2016).
Knowledge and assessment skills are required to improve the patient safety (4, 17-19). Clinical pharmacist can play an important role in nurse training as an effective method to reduce food-drug interactions in hospitals (18). However, we found that patients who instructed by nurses were also at high risk for potential food-drug interactions. It means that they do not pay enough attention to nurse recommendation. But they should know that communicating with physicians and pharmaceutical consultants seems to be an effective ways to preventing food-drug interaction interactions (19).
As a nurse, you’ll regularly work one-on-one with patients, and proper communication in such situations means far more than just giving a dose of medicine or starting an IV. Nurses are responsible for talking to patients and helping them understand medical situations, which can be complex and quite scary to the person who 's going through such tribulations. Great nurses are clear communicators who truly listen to patient needs (and make sure to acknowledge that those patients ' concerns are being
The nurse can assist him in ambulation and in basic self-care. He can plan his care with his nurse in order to regain his strength and health. Supportive-educative nursing system will follow. Example: after relieving the difficulty of breathing and pain by providing adequate oxygenation and infections subsided, Mr. FD able to perform task by himself and be educated by his nurse about the use of pain medication, antibiotic therapy, ways to improve oxygenation, proper sanitation, importance of support system and other techniques or methods to maintain his health and meet the therapeutic self-care
The nurse can then promote the patients’ self-reflection, connection with a god/high power, and the connection between patient and family. The patient will communicate and ask questions they don’t understand about their sickness and question the meaning it has in their life. Nurses can engage in connection with god/higher power when appropriate. They can adhere to rituals by praying and facilitating ritual rites. Connections with patient and family build a relationship that validates the meaning of the patient’s life and creates a greater
Through effective engagement with the patient it can instil a sense of connection and in turn the patient will actively participate throughout the interview. Effectively engaging is ultimately the foundation for motivational interviewing. In order for patients to feel connected and comfortable, nurses must be open minded, compassionate as well as providing reassurance in order to create relaxed environment for patients to voice both positive and negative feelings in relation to behavioural change (Resnicow, K & Blackburn. D
However, upon reflecting on this facilitation process I have come to realize that at the bedside in nursing I will be interacting with some very strong personalities, in particular frightened and frustrated patients and family members. Some of these people will sit back and trust in the medical system completely, and others will want to control everything that they possibly can to gain some sort of semblance in their lives. It is crucial that I be able to read when a person has a “need” for control, and if I can safely turn that control over to them, then I should. When it comes to fighting for control, it comes down to the old saying of “how important is it
When it comes to feeding a patient all members of staff should be engaging in hand hygiene and giving the patient an opportunity even if they are bed bound bring them a basin of water to wash their hands as they could have always be used to doing so throughout their life’s. In many hospitals it appears to be the care assistant that assists the patient with feeding and in the writer opinion it should be the nurse as the nurse has more knowledge and is more educated around the dangers of feeding patients with swallow difficulties such as aspiration pneumonia. An issue when feeding patients meals is that many people have the tendency to mix all the food together for the patient, they do not take into account that patients may not like the food this way or they may be prefer to eat certain foods first for example eating meat for the potatoes and