Battery example nurse hits patient or administers medication against patients

Battery example nurse hits patient or administers

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- Battery (example nurse hits patient or administers medication against patients will. - False imprisonment (example nurse inappropriately restrains a patient or administers a chemical restraint such as a sedative). Communication Intrapersonal communication: “Self-talk”, thinking thoughts, but not verbalizing them. Interpersonal communication: One-on-one communication with another person. Open ended questions: Promotes interactive discussions examples “Tell me more…” Closed-ended questions: Used to obtain specific data. Use sparingly as it can block further communication. Communication techniques Restating : Repeat the patient’s exact words. Reflecting : Return focus back to the patient. Paraphrasing : Restate patient's feelings to confirm understanding of what patient is saying. Exploring : Gathering more information about something patient has mentioned. General leads : Allows patient to guide discussion. Presenting reality : Communicate what is actually happening, to dispel hallucinations, delusions, false beliefs. Offering self : Limited self-disclosure by nurse. Return Focus to patient as soon as possible. Therapeutic communication WRONG: -Asking why…? -Offering your opinion. -Giving false reassurance. -Giving advice. Changing the subject. -Minimizing the patient's feelings. RIGHT: -Asking open ended questions (example “Tell me more”, “You seem angry…”) to facilitate discussion. -Maintain eye contact to convey interest. -Sitting / standing at eye level. -Therapeutic touch to convey caring and provide comfort.
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190 Therapeutic communication older adults -Minimize distractions, discuss health and private setting. -Face the patient when speaking. -Use a lower pitch of voice. -Begin the interview by asking the patient to identify his / her needs and concerns. -Limit the number of items on a questionnaire when Gathering data. -Allow plenty of time for the patient to respond to the questions. Defense mechanisms Altruism : dealing with stress anxiety by helping others. Sublimation : substitute negative impulses into acceptable forms of expression example working out hard at the gym. Suppression : voluntary denial of unpleasant thoughts or feelings. Repression: unconscious denial of unpleasant thoughts or feelings. Regression : reverting back to childlike behaviors that are inappropriate for the patient's current developmental level. Displacement: redirecting feelings about a person or situation towards a less threatening object / person example dad loses his job, destroys his child's toy. Defense mechanisms Reaction formation : Demonstrating the opposite behavior versus what is actually felt (example I love nursing exams!!). Undoing : Performing an act to make up for a previous behavior (example bringing home flowers after domestic abuse). Rationalization : Creating an acceptable excuse for an unacceptable Behavior.
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