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In our week three Practice Foundations tutorial the class participated in a role play exercise designed to assess our ability to utilise interpersonal communication skills to obtain a basic patient health history of a fictitious patient. My assigned patient was a seventeen year epileptic old male who had suffered three colic seizures, one at home and two after admission to hospital

I was looking forward to this task

I was initially concerned about this task as I am comfortable found this challenging

This was an enjoyable but challenging task that has allowed me to identify both strengths and weaknesses in my own interpersonal communication style.

This paper will examine this areas in further depth and

While undertaking this exercise I found some elements of the communication

crucial element in the establishment of effective nurse patient relationships.

Through the use of interpersonal communication

Skills involved in the use of interpersonal communication

Through the use of verbal and nonverbal cues the nurse gains a greater understanding of the patients situation. In Practice Foundations week three tutorial the class participated in a role play exercise designed to demonstrate how interpersonal communication skills are applied nursing practice. We were required to gather a basic patient health history of a fictitious patient,

applying a series of interpersonal communication skills to complete the task. I enjoyed this exercise although I have identified some areas of communication that require further development.

Evaluate

My assigned patient was a seventeen year epileptic old male who had suffered three colic seizures, one at home and two after admission to hospital

The purpose of this exercise was for us assess our ability to effectively communicate with the patient and to reflect on any strengths and weaknesses in our interpersonal communication...
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