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3.1 Personal concept In order to achieve great outcome of individualized or holistic care of patients, effective communication between the nurses and patients is required. Communication is a vital tool in nursing care. The purpose of nurse-patient communication is to create a nurse-patient therapeutic relationship,
As a nurse, you should introduce yourself to your patients and refer to the patient by name. These seemingly small gestures display an air of friendliness, caring, and approachability, which can go a long way toward making a patient feel safe. When you maintain eye contact with a patient, you continue to foster trust and respect as your relationship progresses. It's also important to respect a patient's boundaries. Some patients feel comforted when their hand is held or they are offered a hug, while other patients may find these actions uncomfortable.
The patients will trust the nurse when they know that they can be reliable. The nurse can gain clients trust by being caring, showing an interest in them, being honest and showing the client that they are listening to them. In nursing it is important to be empathetic. The nurse ensure that they are being empathic towards the client and not sympathetic. Empathy allows the nurse to relate to the client’s pain or distress.
Trust is essential element in nurse-patient relationship and it has direct relationship to improve patient wellness. Nurse-patient trust relationship it can be established in long time or in short time it depend on meet the needs of the client, not the needs of the nurse and how the nurse responsible for establishing and maintaining boundaries with pateint. Elaborate During orientation to the Rashid Center for Diabetes and Research (Ajman) I note that the client is entering the room of doctor, educator with happy face and no singe of stress. Also I notes that all the staff nurse in the center they know everything about the patient for example, their background , disease process, even if the patient miss or did not came to his appointment they know which mean nurse they follow up their patient. I think the most important in this relation is trust, which is essential to nursing practice.
If we as nurses respect the confidentiality of a patient, we should do so for all the patients. However, Griffith (2007) argues that the duty of confidence should not be absolute and nurses should always consider sharing information if required. Though the principle of respecting patient autonomy and their right to confidentiality is broken here, the principle of beneficence and non-maleficence is uphold. Nurses have an obligation to protect patient’s confidentiality but the duty to warn an innocent party of imminent harm is far more critical. Therefore, breaking confidentiality here is potentially doing more good than
In nursing, empathy consists of correct emotional distance from the patient to safeguard neutrality and an appropriate competent response. The nurse-client relationship nature is that of unequal power. Despite the fact that the nurse may not immediately grasp it, the nurse is in possession of more power than the client. The nurse has more dominance and influence in the health care system, professional knowledge, access to powerful information, and the capability to show support and defense for the client and the client’ s relatives, Newman (2005) pointes out. The proper use of power, in a caring manner, allows the nurse to associate with the client to satisfy the client’s needs.
Abraham Lincoln once wrote, “When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.” Empathy is used in the majority of our communication with others. It is used in the workplace, in schools, in the theatre, and in our day-to-day lives. Creativity is also affected by it. Without empathy, people wouldn’t be able to have compassion for each other or understand their artistic expression. There are disadvantages to empathy.
The Francis report is clear confirmation that when the 6C’s, a therapeutic relationship and ethical boundaries are ignored in patient care it becomes a major barrier that leads poor healthcare. (Department of Health, 2013). It is evident that a therapeutic relationship and effective communication underpins good healthcare (Brown & Bylund, 2008). Communication is therapeutic and building relationships is the cornerstone of nursing work, particularly with patients who have learning disabilities or mental health issues (Clarke, 2012). With such patients, nurses have to consider emotional factors as the patients may find it hard to listen, concentrate and communicate if they are emotionally, scared, anxious or maybe just do not understand the
Lundberg states that positive humor is nurturing and makes everyone feel good. According to Goodman (1992), "Laughing with others builds confidence, brings people together, and pokes fun at our common dilemmas. Humor is laughter made from pain, not pain inflicted by laughter." In a study conducted by Keltner and Bonanno (1997), it was asserted that bereaved persons when engage in humor become more involved in their ongoing experiences and less dedicated to reminiscence and involvement with their past. This involvement enhances the likelihood that they will engage in their social groups once again, and will protect them from the negative experiences of their stressful lives.