The main objective of the study was to find the quality of nurse patient therapeutic communication
and overall patient satisfaction during their hospitalization stay.
For meaningful measurements, the 21 variables were grouped into three categories: Establishing Rapport Variables, Non-Verbal Communication Variables, and Therapeutic Communication
The use of humor as an aspect of therapeutic communication
was observed on several occasions.
In addition, they had the opportunity to practice therapeutic communication
and behaviors while providing effective care for families who are grieving.
This article discusses therapeutic communication
, an approach commonly taught to and employed by mental health professionals to resolve conflicts involving individuals with mental disorders.
Opportunities to use adolescent SPs were explored for students to gain skill in performing an adolescent risk assessment and practice therapeutic communication
techniques, including talking about sexuality and other charged topics in a professional manner.
We also need healthy boundaries so we can have therapeutic communication
Students require practice in therapeutic communication
prior to entering the patient care setting (Zavermik, Huff, & Munro, 2010).
The year-long course included the historical, legal, ethical and cultural influences on nursing; structure and function; an understanding of the implications of body system changes and appropriate nursing responses; therapeutic communication
skills; and how developmental, cultural and social theories impact on the health of individuals, families and the community.
Traditionally, nursing students learn therapeutic communication
skills early in their baccalaureate education, but major focus is placed on adult/elder case scenarios.
Leaving therapeutic communication
aside here, as that was not under the microscope in this study, I would like to pick up on some other issues related to both directives and humour.
In the fall, we had learned how to take vital signs, perform basic nursing care skills, and engage in therapeutic communication
. So, on the morning of my first assignment, I arrived at the nursing home--a common first clinical experience for students in the early 1970s--nervous and excited to be providing care to a real-live patient.