Nursing: Therapeutic Communication
Therapeutic Communication is due no later than 1/25. When completing the assignment, there should be a dialogue between you (the nurse) and the client using the techniques of therapeutic communication. You may include silence, or therapeutic touch as a technique. For example:
Nurse walks into client’s room who is crying after noted hanging up the phone.
Nurse: You seem upset.
Client: My boyfriend/girlfriend just broke up with me.
Nurse: Therapeutic touch on arm.
Client: (Crying). He/she says the long distance is not working out.
Nurse: This must be difficult for you. I am here if you would like to discuss this more.
Client: Thank you. I appreciate that.
(Side Note: Continue with an organic conversation/exchange).