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Which therapeutic communication technique used by the nurse is an example of a broad opening? A client diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder is admitted to an inpatient psychiatric unit for evaluation and medication stabilization.

This question is part of Therapeutic Communication | NCLEX Quiz 202
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: May 22, 2020

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Answered Aug 30, 2018

What would you like to talk about?”

The nurses statement. What would you like to talk about? is an example of the therapeutic communication technique of giving broad openings. Using a broad opening allows the client to take the initiative in introducing the topic and emphasizes the importance of the clients role in the interaction.

 

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