The Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship . Use of Therapeutic Communication. Self Awareness & Nurse - Client Relationship. Quad I Open to self/public – What you know about self And what others also know about you. Quad 2 Blind – the unaware self
Use of Therapeutic Communication
Open to self/public –
What you know about self
And what others also know about you
The hidden /private self
Qualities only you know
EMPTY quad – the undiscovered self- Qualities not known by self/ others
examine own feelings, fears, anxieties.
establish trust, share information with client; discrete self-disclosure.
convey support, facilitate healing
Exploration- guide client to examine feelings/responses, develop new coping skills
Examine goals achieved;
Explore feelings regarding termination
Establish plan for continuing assistance
Be aware of own non-verbal cues!!
1. The nurse is meeting a new client on the unit.Which action, by the nurse, is most effective in initiating the nurse-client relationship?