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...eree, 2006a). A good understanding of a patient’s cognition is important as it allows the nurse to constantly organize and reorganize the tasks of care and the priorities in order to accommodate the fluctuating status of a patient. This is especially so because the hospital environment may be characterized by numerous distractions may affect the cognition of a patient.
These developmental theorists help nurses to understand people thought process. Due to their hard work nurses are now able to understand that age does not determine how a person think. Nurses are now able to identify the development stage of an individual resulting in rapport. When a nurse builds rapport they are more likely to have effective communication. When communication is effective, the environment becomes therapeutic. Leading to patient compliance and allows for best possible health outcome.
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