When asking questions, the client felt comfortable and did not show any signs of hesitance and reluctance during the exercise. The ability to address her nonverbal behaviors enhanced the relationship with the client as it showed concern for her and fixated more on what she was conveying. Enhancing both verbal and nonverbal expressions of a message provides “more complete understanding” (Arnold & Boggs, 2015, p. 76). For example, by observing that she seemed to be shaking, and later asking if she was okay allowed her to be more comfortable with sharing how she felt about her date, which in turn enhanced her ability to share more. This is crucial in a nurse-client relationship because nurses to need build rapport with their client to gain that trust.
It is very important that a patient is comfortable and can trust the nurse anesthetist before going under anesthesia. On the micro level, nurse anesthetists interact with patients and their families. There are face to face discussions between them pre and post operatively. It is pertinent that the nurse anesthetist is outgoing and easy to talk to so that the patient is not uncomfortable before going into surgery (Nurse Anesthetists). Some important symbols that nurse anesthetists represent are comfort, health, and trust.
Medication compliance has been described as the ability of the patient to follow correctly prescribed medication. Compliance of medication does not only point out prescription drugs but any therapeutic and medical equipment such as spacers, braces, crutches walkers among others recommended by the physician or nurse practitioner. Medication adherence also addresses the correct prescribed dose of the medication. Ideally, patients
The comfortability experienced by the client in the relationship will then slowly develop into trust. Davies (2014) states that when the patient trusts the practice nurse, the health professional is provided with a more complete and accurate understanding of the patient’s condition. In this way, empathetic nursing ultimately improves the quality of care that the practice nurse can provide (p.200). An empathetic attitude towards a client helps him/her to realize that the nurses are relatable and that they are human too. This provides the nurse and client relationship with a strong foundation that can further develop into an accepting and open relationship where both parties can benefit.
In conclusion, effective communication creates a trusting relationship between the health care professional and the patient. There are many techniques that should be considered, both verbal and non-verbal, and they all enhance the interaction in a different way. Rapport, gestures, eye contact and correct silence were identified in the analysed video. It is vital that a client feels comfortable and valued so they are inclined to open up and speak their concerns, which in turn will benefit their care experience. A skilled health care professional should always work to improve his/her communication skills to avoid conflict and to maintain a positive work place environment.
Throughout the time the nurse spoke to the patient she remained calm and did not act frantic, as that would have made the patient anxious or scared. According to Vertino (2014), nurses who use interpersonal communication techniques can help reduce stress in their patients (2014). This technique was used by the patients nurse and was effective in calming her nerves and making her feel safe. Patient C also noticed that the nurse never broke eye contact with her (Personal communication, Sep. 25,
Patients feel that pharmacists are listening to them when the pharmacists looking at the patient. Also, the patients feel better when pharmacists are actually facing towards them when listening and talking. Both body orientation and eye gaze are important in non-verbal communication between pharmacists and
Showing the patient you respect them means that you aren’t judging them, you pay attention when they speak to you and accepting their culture or perspectives (Gottlieb, L.N. 2014). Demonstrating all of these examples will allow the patient to feel safe and cared for by you (Gottlieb, L.N. 2014). This will also allow the patient to open up to you and listen to what you have to say to them about their health even if they do not agree (Gottlieb, L.N.
o Patient is comfortable asking questions. o Patient perceives that sufficient time is spent with the clinician. · Health outcomes depend on the extent to which patients adhere to their clinical advice. · Correctable factors are all matters of communication: letting patients know why their Rx is being given & what benefits they stand to gain, what pros & cons there may be, what options exist, & doing so in a ways which builds trust & collaboration. Adjustment to loss & bereavement · Phases of bereavement – shock, distress, adjustment, moving on.
Nurse’s Emotions & Perception of Patient’s Emotions During the interaction the nursing student felt fairly comfortable. Although, at times it did get quiet so this was corrected by asking more questions on the biopyschosocial assessment. That method wasn’t therapeutic because it may have made the patient uncomfortable answering so many questions. Overall the nursing student thought the interaction was smooth. The patient seemed to enjoy the company for a while.