In regards to written communication, it is essential that the health professional is clear and concise while using relevant and simple language for the patient. In conclusion, this synthesis has explored the vitalness of therapeutic communication in improving patient-centred care. Through being more aware of one's self, using positive verbal/non-verbal language, active listening, showing empathy and building a trusting and respectful relationship, a nurse is able to create a healing therapeutic environment for the patient, leading to positive experiences and outcomes for each party
Patient Communication Student’s Name Institution Patient Communication Nurse-patient communication is significant towards the well-being of the patient and adequate performance of the nursing duties. Different patients come with different attitudes, and therefore it is necessary for the nurse to understand how to communicate appropriately with the sick individuals. This essay seeks to identify the different types of nurse-patient communication, factors that promote its positive or negative experience and recommend strategies on how such communication can be improved. The broad categories of nurse-patient communication fall under therapeutic communication. This is a one on one form of communication between the nurses and their patients
The patient has respect for the clinician 's experience and the clinician has respect for the patient 's wishes, needs, concerns and builds on past experience to meet immediate needs. (Paget, 2011). The second method of communication is Harmonized goals. This is when the patient and nurse both agree to a plan of care for the patient. This includes aspects such as the patient knowing the risks, benefits, and implications of procedures.
Touch is effective in providing comfort (Stevens,1975). I was delighted that she started to accept and be kind to communicate with me. It evidenced that showing a willingness to attentively listen without judgment help approach to the patient and keep healthcare plan on the schedule. After handling such circumstances, I perceived that stress from time constraint may be a limit to nurse-patient
If you look out for the wellbeing of you patient and express what is best for your patient then you are actively practicing the value of altruism in the field of nursing. Next, the professional value of autonomy. Autonomy is the personal value of one over themselves, free form control of others (96). An autonomous person is one who acts intentionally, with understanding and without the influences of others opinions on them. As a nurse it is important to know when to give your input and when to hold off.
It is so important to make a patient feel comfortable during their visit. Explain to the patient what you're going to be doing. Let them know that this is something that the doctor has ordered and that it will be a quick and easy procedure. Make sure the patient is feeling comfortable. Talk to the patient, show them that you care about them.
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.
Thus a routine where emotional concerns can often be dismissed in a way that prevents any further discussion on the topic. This can manifest itself through the preemptive reassuring of the patient before their main concerns have been voiced and also simply stating that a certain level of stress is expected. It is also possible the fact that patients do not reveal all of their concerns and the reasons for this may not be understood by the healthcare professional. Patients may hold back on voicing concerns for a number of reasons including not wanting to be a burden, concern that their issue is not legitimate and worrying that they will seem unknowledgeable. At the start of the encounter with the patient eye contact should be established and maintained regularly to demonstrate interest.
I believe it is also the nurses responsibility to help this patient work on this area of wellness. In order to avoid any thinking errors, a couple things may have to occur. In order to avoid any bias or close mindedness that may occur there needs to be a thinking of
For the process of healing to be amiably achieved there should be a cooperation of the patient and the nurse this elevates the confidentiality of the patient and make it easier of the functionality of the nurse. However, there are cases where the autonomy of the patient has to be contested to achieve the process of healing; this raises issues
As an MA you should always be respectful and helpful to the patient. There are different ways that you can correct this miscommunication. You could see if there is an open spot the you could fit the patient into. You could also confirm the date and time that the patient is supposed to be there and sincerely apologize for the miscommunication. Even if the patient comes in on the wrong day and is very angry, you should still remain calm and helpful.
He should reassure the family members that the truth will not affect Michael’s well-being, rather hiding the truth will take away opportunities like formulation of will and last goodbyes with family and friends. Amir should also speak to the family and attempt to determine the justification for being upset with their son if he chooses to find out the
I believe it is best to keep a distance from Sharon, because it will help avoid future conflicts between me and her. Also, I think that my supervisors will be against me being Sharon’s therapist because it will go against the company’s policy. In other words, it will be hard to draw the line between professional and personal life between the two of us. Furthermore, in the ethical principles of the psychologist, and code of conduct, it is acceptable for the therapist to terminate the therapy with a client that has an intimate relationship with someone that can alter the treatment of the client. Also in the ethical standards for human services field, engaging ourselves in a close relationship with a client is prohibited.