Therapeutic Communication Techniques

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1.  The nurse understands that they need to acknowledge their pt's pain.  Which statement best shows the nurses understanding of this principle?
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2.  The nurse realizes that the pt is having a hard dealing with their diagnosis.  The pt states that he is feeling alone with no one who understands.  Which type of communication could be the most useful for the pt?
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3.  Pat has learned that she is dying.  Pat starts to cry.  The nurse understands therapeutic communication when the nurse:
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4.  Sid is a 70 year old male who has multiple problems.  Today he states that he is feeling badly with a new problem.  The nurse needs to find out what the problem is.  What type of communication is best suited to finding the problem?
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5.  Stan is a new nurse.  He is very concerned about getting his tasks done.  He walks in on his pt who is looking out the window.  Stan asks, "What's wrong?"  The pt answers, "I'm old and my body is wearing out."  Stan replies, "Nonsense, you aren't that old and you just have a kidney infection."  What has Stan done?
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6.  The nurses pt is diabetic.  The pt's family decides to celebrate a birthday in the hospital and brings in cake and ice cream.  The pt can't have these and the nurse states to the pt's spouse, "How can you bring these things into your husbands hospital room knowing he can't eat any of this and he is sick?"  The nurse has done what?
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7.  Kelsey is a 17 yo who has decided to have an abortion.  The nurse does not agree with abortion.  Kelsey is afraid of the procedure.  The nurse who is infuriated by the pts behavior does not make eye contact with Kelsey.  The nurse goes in and out of the room and looks annoyed and only answers questions with a simple yes or no.  The nurse has done what?
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8.  Our own values and beliefs can put us at odds with pts that are not living the way we think they should behave.
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