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Fundamental Nursing Skills and  Concepts Chapter 7- The Nurse Client Relationship
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What is the nurse-client relationship? A relationship is an association of 2 or more persons who have  shared goal Ns-Client relationship begins when nursing care is provided and  the nurse responds to the patient’s need. Primary key to establishing and maintaining a good relationship is  the manner and style of the nurse’s communication.
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Four Roles in the Nurse-Client Relationship Nurse as a Caregiver  - Performs health-related activities that a sick  person cannot perform – box 7.1 Understanding that illness/injury cause feelings of insecurity and  inability to cope Empathy – perceive client’s emotional state and need for support There is no room for sympathy Nurse as an Educator  - Health teaching pertinent to client’s needs and  knowledge base (dx tests, medications, self care) Nurse as a Collaborator  - Works with others to achieve a common goal  (nurse-doctor, client-nurse-doctor, nurse – staff) Nurse as one who Delegates  - One who assigns a task to someone  (must know scope of practice, competency, follow up)
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Characteristics of the Therapeutic Nurse-Client  Relationship The 
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