Which of the following approaches creates a barrier to communication?
A. Using too many different skills during a single interaction B. Giving advice rather than encouraging the patient to problem solve. C. Allowing the patient to become too anxious before changing the subject. D. Focusing on what the patient is saying rather than on the skill used.
Giving advice rather than encouraging the patient to problem solve.
Nurses should never give advice to patients, even if it is solicited by patients. The nurse-patient relationship is patient centered; patients should make decisions on their own, without such input from nurse.