Benefits Of Being A Nurse Patient Communication

996 Words Jul 5th, 2015 4 Pages
One of the most important factors in hospitalized patients’ quality of life is the nurse-patient communication. Health care providers are still looking for the best way to communicate with their patients to achieve the best result. There are a lot of different resources that separates the therapeutic and non-therapeutic communications for health care providers. The chosen articles are related to PICOT statement. Therapeutic communications can be applied for every single patient in hospital including patients with COPD.

First of all, therapeutic communication is the “ability to use one’s personality consciously and in full awareness in an attempt to establish relatedness and to structure nursing intervention” (therapeutic communication in psychiatric nursing, 2014). Nurses need to make changes in their own thought processes, and gain self-awareness and self-understanding to be able to apply effective therapeutic use of self (therapeutic communication in psychiatric nursing, 2014). The main point of maintaining therapeutic communication in nurse-patient relationship is to create a relationship that contains rapport, trust, respect, genuineness, and empathy (Therapeutic communication in psychiatric nursing, 2014). There are many aspects in communication that nurses need to consider important such as: values, attitudes, beliefs, culture, religion, social status, gender, age, developmental level, and the environment (therapeutic communication in psychiatric nursing, 2014).…
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