Purpose of Assignment: Demonstrate understanding of verbal and nonverbal techniques as it is applied to therapeutic communication.
This assignment will use PowerPoint or other presentation software as a display of content based upon student preference.
The unit where you work has had several complaints regarding communication between the staff and clients. You have been selected as a committee member to create an educational tool identifying potential areas of improvement. The education tool should include a scenario of a nurse-client exchange that includes both verbal and nonverbal communication and provide the following:
Identify examples of therapeutic and non-therapeutic communication techniques and therapeutic and non-therapeutic responses from the nurse used within the scenario.
Explain how communication techniques demonstrated in the scenario will contribute to a safe and therapeutic environment.
Identify how non-verbal communication plays a role in communication.
Describe how to incorporate this education into inter-professional communication.
Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.)
Logical, original and insightful
Professional organization, style, and mechanics in APA format