I felt the need to develop therapeutic relationships with service users so they felt they could put their trust in me that I was there to listen and talk to them not just care for them. Forster (2001) stated that, “In mental health nursing, a therapeutic relationship is defined as the relationship developed by two people essentially based on trust”. There is also a need of good interpersonal skills, communication and care skills when forming a therapeutic relationship. In order to develop a therapeutic relationship with a client, it is essential to identify the client needs, wishes, feelings, fears, strength and weaknesses which can interfere with understanding and providing care to the client (College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), 2004). Effective communication is an important skill in nursing practice as it is a tool to uncover service users’ needs and facilitate care.
Watson’s Theories of Human Caring NUR /403Theories and Models of Nursing Practice Priscilla Ricardo Introduction. Watson defined therapeutic nurse-patient relationship as, “ Nurse’s are expected to portray and act professionally, legally and ethically in order to established an effective nurse-client relationship. The significance of an effective nurse patient’s relationship is critical to maintenance, promotion and recovery of patients in every aspect of life. It is central to meeting the patients care needs and therefore communication between the nurse and patients is the foundation on which this relationship is built. The techniques to establish a warm and mutual nurse-client relationship are vital to understand and needless to say important in practice in order to come up with healthy and quality outcome for the patient as well as the nurse.
Introduction Therapeutic communication is the corner stone of good practice and paramount to the provision of good care. Doheny et al. (2007) observed that when certain skills are used to facilitate communication between nurse and client in a goal directed manner,the therapeutic communication process occurs. According to McCabe (2004) patient centred communication is a basic component of nursing and facilitates the development of a positive nurse - patient relationship. Nurses have a great opportunity to shape the future of the nursing practice through therapeutic communication Armold&Boggs, (2011).
People trust and depend on nurses, and I will have the ability to win their trust and become their healer. My main focus will be caring for people, I agree with Nightingale’s theory of nursing; she focused on caring and helping people coping with their environment and situation (Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall, 2011, p. 44). Also, I highly agree with Peplau’s theory, this theory emphasizes the importance of patient and nurse interpersonal relationship and determines its importance for caring patient (Potter et al., 2011, p. 44). These two theory guides me to achieve my values and belief towards nursing which are altruism which is a act of selfless care and developing strong bond between my patient and me helps my patients become dependable and make me accountable and responsible towards them. My definition of nursing has not changed; it is basically caring for people and being able to connect
The interaction between a counsellor and client and the way in which the counsellor reacts, responds and builds a relationship with their client is termed “therapeutic alliance”. Greenson (1967) describes therapeutic alliance as a “rational relationship between patient and analyst” (p. 46), and argues that this positive collaboration between therapist and patient is crucial for effective treatment. Further to this concept, Bordin (1979) outlines three major components: “(a) agreement on goals for treatment, (b) agreement on tasks to achieve those goals, and (c) the emotional bond of trust and attachment that develops between therapist and patient” (Bordin 1979 as cited from Diener & Argosy 2011, p. 238). There are various approaches to therapy such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, and Person Centred Therapy, to name a few. This essay concentrates on Carl Rogers’ person centred approach suggesting that therapeutic conditions such as congruence, unconditional positive regard and empathy are key to successful personal counselling and growth.
Introduction Background - The history of communication, what is communication, which definition(s) I am I going to accept in this essay and why are they important to nursing. - What are the fundamental principles of communication in nursing. - What am I accepting as the nurse’s role in communicating with patients. - Team work: The dynamics partnership between service provider and patient and contribution of inter professional and interagency team working in achieving affective seamless care. - Barriers to effective team working In this essay I will be using the Gribbs reflective cycle (Reid, 1994: see appendix 1) to structure my reflection on a clinical incident that occurred during placement.
The Importance of Communication in Nursing The aim of this assignment is to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the importance of communication within nursing by relating it to an example from clinical practice. The clinical practice example is based in a healthcare setting on a hospital ward (appendix 1). With reference to The Code of Professional Conduct (NMC, 2008), confidentiality will be observed throughout, therefore the patient’s details have been changed to Mr Jones. The example will demonstrate the achievement of two clinical competencies from the clinical practice assessment in the domain of care delivery (see appendix 2). Within the essay, communication will be broadly explored followed by communication that directly
They can ensure smooth handoffs as the patient transitions through the continuum. They often prevent medication errors, reduce infection rates and facilitate patient transitions from hospital to home. (Howell, 2013) Nurses at every level take a leadership role through knowledge and caring. Demonstrating understanding of the person, health and environment helps to drive nursing practice and patient care. (AONE, 2010) Leadership is not just managing but facilitating.
I thoroughly believe that a person’s social, mental, and physical conditions all contribute to the healing process. Nightingale believed that you had to treat the patient as a whole, not just by analyzing data. When treating the patient, you have to look at the big picture. In order to meet the patient’s needs, you must observe and fully understand what kind of care will particularly meet that patient’s personalized needs. Florence Nightingale possessed moral authority, so firm because it was grounded
Listening is also a very important communication skill needed in nursing. Nurses need to have the ability to actively listen to doctors and patients’ needs to give quality care. Through listening, nurses put aside their own perceptions and demonstrate