Health Assessment Reflection

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Introduction I will reflect on a mock health assessment where I collect subjective and objective data from a lab partner. We use professional communication such as eye contact and active listening, which act as a ubiquitous element of communication during therapeutic communication, to build empathy and trust between us. Moreover, what will be mentioned is that the verbal and non-verbal communication facilitates a therapeutic relationship. A. Subjective data mean the information provided by the person himself as symptoms, which are also influenced by the personal feelings and opinions. Subjective data include the person’s desires, beliefs, values and perception of personal health status. It can be how that person feels and what that person thinks. Objective data, also known as signs, refer to data that is factual and measurable. They are collected by observation and physical examination and can be compared to data indicating normal functioning. B. When we perform communication, we’ve successfully used some professional communication skills like active listening and eye contact as verbal and non-verbal communication. Active listening is designed to increase a person's feeling of being understood. Nurses use active listening as an attempt to demonstrate unconditional acceptance and unbiased reflection by a therapist of a client's experience. In my opinion, the listener actually is in a helping relationship with the speaker, and cannot demonstrate an understanding of the message with his own judgment. Eye contact, that is, looking specifically in each other’s eyes, is a critical Nonverbal behavior in a physician-patient communication. As we known, Eye contact serves as a salient factor in communication, making it imperative to incorporate as a nonverbal dimension in communication instruments. During the health assessment, both of my lab partners and I keep fully
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