Therapeutic Communication

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Assessment Task 1 – Written Reflection

I believe that therapeutic communication is a form of psychotherapy in which the person doing face to face interviewing consciously uses strategies that encourage the patient to express feelings andideas and that convey acceptance and respect they are achieved through advancing the physical and emotional well-being of a patient in a non-judgmental way, while showing empathy and concern. The aim of therapeutic communication is to increase self-worth or decrease emotions such as anxiety and anger by putting together information to determine the illness. Ufema, J. (2008). More than just hand-holding. Nursing, 38(12). doi:10.1097/01.nurse.0000342039.82567.3a

All health care professional study techniques of therapeutic communication, these techniques help the patient and health-care professional develop rapport and trust with one another during each other’s company for example when going to an appointment. For therapeutic communication to be successful, a mutual understanding between both the patient and the health care worker needs to be met. It is very important for the health care workers to use proper communication to prevent a misunderstanding between the health care worker and patient. This open communication shows a genuine and continual concern for what the patient is expressing. Throughout this essay I will be using the Driscoll model of reflection in nursing to express my understanding of the vignettes and making reference to the midwife pregnant stroke vignette. Driscoll's Model of Reflection in Nursing. Anti Essays. Retrieved March 17, 2015, from the World Wide Web: http://www.antiessays.com/free-essays/Driscoll-s-Model-Of-Reflection-In-Nursing-507640.html

The midwife in the video in my opinion did a good job of therapeutic communication. She consistently exercised active listening, she was being attentive to…...

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