Topic 1: Communication and Establishing a Therapeutic Relationship
As an APN, you must develop a therapeutic relationship with your patients. This can require dealing with individuals who have different backgrounds, beliefs, and values than you.
Explain how you would respond when an individual’s values conflict with yours. How would you communicate with that individual and/or their significant others? What aspects of the communication process can you use to overcome any potential barriers?
In Health Promotion Throughout the Lifespan in Nursing Practice, read:
Chapters 4: “The Therapeutic Relationship”
Chapter 5: “Ethical Issues Related to Health Promotion”
Required Web Reading
Ask me 3 good questions for your good health. (n.d.). Retrieved from www.npsf.org/askme3.
Tejero, L.M.S. (2012).The mediating role of the nurse-patient dyad bonding in bringing about patient satisfaction. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 68(5), 994–1002.
Ackerman, A.J., Burgess, P., Filart, L., R., Lee, I., Poropatich, R.K. (2010). Developing next-generation telehealth tools and technologies: Patients, systems, and data perspectives. Telemedicine and e-Health.16(1), 93+
Agha, Z., Schapira, R., Laud, P., McNutt, G., & Roter, G. (2009). Patient satisfaction with physician-patient communication during telemedicine. Telemedicine and e-Health. 15(9), 830–839.
Clinical Guidelines and Recommendations: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved from http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-provi…