d Clarifying i The use of the clarifying question or comment allows the nurse

D clarifying i the use of the clarifying question or

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d. Clarifying i. The use of the clarifying question or comment allows the nurse to gain an understanding of a patient’s comment. When used properly, this technique can prevent possible misconceptions that could lead to an inappropriate nursing diagnosis. e. Reflective i. The reflective question technique involves repeating what the person has said or describing the person’s feelings. It encourages patients to elaborate on their thoughts and feelings. f. Sequencing i. Sequencing is used to place events in a chronologic order or to investigate a possible cause-and-effect relationship between events. Nursing assessment is facilitated when events leading to a problem are placed in sequence. g. Directing i. It might become necessary at times to obtain more information about a topic brought up earlier in the interview or to introduce a new aspect of the current topic. In this way, the nurse can gain additional valuable information to consider in assessing the patient’s health status and educational or counseling needs. 34. Therapeutic Communication techniques a. Active Listening b. Sharing Observations c. Sharing Empathy
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d. Sharing hope e. Humor f. Feelings g. Touch h. Silence i. Providing Information j. Clarifying k. Focusing l. Paraphrasing m. Asking Relevant Questions n. Summarizing o. Self-Disclosure p. Confrontation 35. EHR in Communication a. Continual assessment of the patient’s needs and conditions requires accurate documentation in the appropriate place. This documentation helps promote the continuity of care given by nurses and other health care providers. Because one nurse cannot provide 24-hour coverage for patients, significant information must be passed on to others through nursing progress notes and care plans. 36. Benefits of the Nursing Process a. When used well, the nursing process achieves for the patient scientifically based, holistic, individualized care; the opportunity to work collaboratively with nurses; and continuity of care. Nurses who use the nursing process in a thoughtful and systematic way achieve a clear, efficient, and cost-effective plan of action by which the entire nursing team can achieve the best results for patients; the satisfaction that they are making an important difference in the lives of their patients; and the opportunity to grow professionally as they evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and variables that contribute positively or negatively to the patient’s achievement of valued outcomes 37. Identifying the patient a. Identify the patient prior to doing anything to ensure you have the right patient and to ensure safety.
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