The Importance Of Therapeutic Communication

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the term “therapeutic communication” may seem somewhat loaded, but the concept it represents is not really different from the types of communication that nurses use every day with co-workers, friends, and family members. In essence, therapeutic communication means treating people as though they are people who have their own thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and fears. The development of communication skills is a lifelong learning process that impacts the quality of care and therapeutic relationships in a positive or negative way, promotes collaboration, ensures legal responsibilities and professional standards are met and shows empathetic characteristics. In this paper, I will be discussing how therapeutic communication is delivered through verbal and non-verbal communication, eye contact, touch, and active listening. Revealing the importance these communication skills have in providing safe and appropriate care to patients/clients that support their feelings and well-being. At the end of this paper, the reader will have a clear definition of therapeutic communication, why it is important in healthcare, what research has to say, and the impact SOLER. Authenticating how knowing what to say and your body actions can act as a catalysis’s for the patient; either speeding up or slowing down their recovery. Therapeutic communication is defined as the “face-to-face process of interacting that focuses on advancing the physical and emotional well-being of a patient”, including both
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