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    My first day in the nursing home I shadowed a certified nursing assistant. I thought I knew all there was to know about communicating until I began working with the elderly. My perspective immediately changed as I interacted with the residents. Whether transporting residents or attending to their needs, I observed that many of the elderly residents avoided eye contact and did not speak unless it was necessary. It seemed as though typical communication styles that I was use to, were not the norm…

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    Communication is an essential aspect in gerontological nursing because it forms the foundation of the nurse-patient relationship. Reminiscence is a type of therapeutic communication in which the patient recalls pleasant memories or events (Tabloski, 2014). In this post, I will discuss the significance of reminiscence to me, my nursing experiences with reminiscing with the elderly, how watching the “See me, Nurse” video affected me, changes I will make in my practice, and difficulties in…

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    Therapeutic communication skills are essential in nursing practice, and with the proper techniques, nurses can ensure that clients take an active role in their healthcare. Through this interview simulation, I was able to roleplay as a nurse and test out my communication skills in a safe environment that challenge the improvisation aspect of my critical thinking. Not only was I able to identify the strengths and weaknesses in my approach, but also found areas in which I could improve to make my…

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    Nursing entails compassion, sacrifice, empathy, love, patience, advocacy, and care. All healthcare workers, especially nurses, are taught early in their careers quality patient care is always number one priority. Despite the emphasis on communication as a way of effectively providing care, some nurses do not follow protocol. This causes devastating effects not only for the nurse’s coworkers, but, unfortunately, the patient. Occasionally, lack of communication is inevitable within the medical…

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    their career. According to Booth et al (1999) communication is essential to the delivery of personal centred care. Lubbers and Roy (1990) express the evidence in which backs up the need for effective communication throughout ones treatment in which results in a much better coping method and a greater level of compliance. Attree (2001) highlights the relationship between the nurse and client will be determined on the basis of the level of communication skill used thus being able to adhere to the…

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    arising from the unhealthy workplace. The six standards are skilled communication, true collaboration, effective decision making, appropriate staffing, meaningful recognition, and authentic leadership. These standards allow for a healthy work environments and improve patient safety and standard of care. Communication. Skilled communication in an essential tool to survive in healthcare. Nursing utilizes constant communication between the nurse, patient, the patient’s family, the nurse’s…

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    This essay will articulate the potential adversities that nursing students will encounter as they proceed to a higher level as a graduate, such as adjusting to a new environment, ineffective communication, issues in values and beliefs, and lack of financial capacity. After enumerating these challenges, this essay will unravel solutions that may help students to dominate it. With so many questions that have been entering in my mind for the past years, I came up with a major decision and that is…

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    The breakdown in communication here had the potential to be detrimental to the patient’s health. As nurses, we were responsible for finding out the correct information and making sure it was communicated correctly with everyone. This should not be done in order to change the plan of care, but to ensure that everyone has the necessary information to make sure the best decision is made for the patient. This is an experience that I will never forget, and it reminds me as I grow as a nurse to always…

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    Conclusion Interpersonal communication or a nurse patent communication is also considered to be a form of consent in the provision of care and treatment to the patient (Price, 2004). It takes time to listen and explain the step-by-step health care plan management of the patient’s condition and without this, may lead to misunderstanding. It could also further the stay of the patient in the health care facilities or could lead to refusal of treatment regime needed for recovery. The unpleasant…

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    within this scenario include Tom’s embarrassment and silence whilst showering Mrs Wendy Jones which is important as it reflects the lack of communication between the community nurse, Jill and student nurse, Tom. Tom is uncertain, but continues to proceed with showering which not only shows his incompetence, highlighting how communication is a crucial aspect in nursing practise but also emphasises how Tom is working outside his scope of practise which shows that he is not fully equipped with the…

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