Essay on Nurses ' Touch With Therapeutic Communication

886 Words Jun 16th, 2016 4 Pages
Nurses’ Touch with Therapeutic Communication

Therapeutic communication is defined as the face-to-face process of interacting that focuses on advancing the physical and emotional well-being of a patient. Nurses use therapeutic communication techniques to provide support and information to patients. It may be necessary to use a variety of techniques to accomplish nursing goals in communicating with a patient. Communication is not only important with patients but also with interdisciplinary team. Patients’ lives are in the hands of nurses so it is important when communicating especially when dealing with medications. Communication is a fundamental characteristic of human nature. Communication has content and value. The contents regards to what was said, while the relationship regards as to how it was said. The nature of the relationship depends on how the two parties understand the communication sequence. Communication is never unidirectional. It is an interaction in which each sender becomes receiver and vice versa. The failure to recognize the two-way communication capability, quite often leads to negative conclusions and attitudes. There are several types of communication, but primarily we will use, verbal, nonverbal, and written. (Kourkouta, 2011) Verbal communication is a very effective means of communication. Studies show that non-verbal communication represents over 55 percent of all communication. If that estimate is accurate, then positive body language is…

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