This assignment will help prepare you for conversations with clients with mental health conditions.
Describe the foundations of mental health nursing.
Communication: Displaying capability in writing, reading, and oral communication; understanding of non-verbal language.
It will be carried out with two students working together. This is a “role-play exercise,” One student is the student nurse, and the other will role-play as a client. In this assignment, the nursing student will demonstrate the therapeutic nurse-client relationship and analyze the therapeutic and nontherapeutic techniques used. You will take turns in the roles.
This is not about always having therapeutic responses. It is about learning from practice and review. It is expected that you will think of other ways to respond or interact with the client that may be more therapeutic after the interaction is terminated. After the conversation is over, you will complete in IPR form.
The client roles are: