Week 5: Barriers to Communication
We must first start with a successful therapeutic relationship based on therapeutic communication.  A therapeutic relationship is defined as a helping relationship thats based on mutual trust and respect, the nurturing of faith and hope, being sensitive to self and others, and assisting with the gratification of your patients physical, emotional, and spiritual needs through your knowledge and skill (Pullen & Mathias, 2010).
Required Textbooks

American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing: Scope and standards of practice. (3rded.). Silver Springs, MD: Author.

Required Reading Assignments: Standard 5 (page 61-62); Standard 9 (page 71-72); Standard 10 (pages 73-74)
Potter, P.A., Perry, A.G., Stockert, P., & Hall, A. (2017). Fundamentals of nursing. (9thed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

Required Reading Assignments: Chapter 24

Discussion: Chamberlain Care emphasizes person-centered communication. Provide an example of using person-centered care in communicating to another who disagrees with you.

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