Therapeutic Communication Reflection
What was my role in the situation? Did I feel comfortable or uncomfortable? Why? As a nurse, I play an important role in empowering patients in taking control over their illness and disability. One of the assumptions of Virginia Henderson’s theory, the nurse and the patient are working in partnership towards a common goal of independence or peaceful death. Being a nurse, I have a unique function to assist the sick and well persons.
Significantly, I possess the responsibility of an accurate, systematic and comprehensive assessment to the client as part of the nursing care plan. As I develop and fulfill this role, therapeutic communication indeed plays a vital role to impart the right information to the patient. With this assertion, …show more content…
Because of this, I was not persuading them to take their medications if they don’t want to, and contemplating that it will be more convenient and efficient to continue to perform my other responsibilities. However, I was absolutely misguided. I have definitely recognized that it is not an option to abandon a patient. Today, I am much more convinced that by focusing holistically to the patient as well as integrating comprehensive nursing assessment and effective therapeutic communication, optimal care will be delivered. Health care workers can also provide a sense of accomplishment to the residents boosting their confidence in continuing to be more proactive to the nursing care rather than declining.
What knowledge from my theory and research can I apply in the situation?
According to the International Council of Nurses code of ethics, nursing involves four fundamental responsibilities: (1) as to center on the promotion of health and wellness, (2) for prevention of illness, (3) for restoration of health, and (4) for alleviation of suffering. All of these four areas entail nursing practice in conjunction with the caring effectiveness of the four important areas and that makes nursing a caring profession (Tschudin,