Theraupeutic Communication

Instructions

You will be expected to demonstrate your ability to therapeutically and non-therapeutically communicate with a mental health “patient” (your classmate).  The goal of this assignment is to practice your communication skills in a realistic scenario.  Each scenario must be at least 1 minute long if recording, and every student must complete two scenarios (one scenario for therapeutic and one scenario for non-therapeutic; both scenarios can be on one video or written format)

You will be expected to video or write a scenario with a partner in which you are the nurse and your partner is the patient.  There are several scenarios that you may choose from (see the list at the bottom of this page) or you can create your own. You should role play the scenario first as a nurse using non-therapeutic communication techniques and then replay the same scenario as a nurse using therapeutic communication techniques as explained in chapter 9 of your text.  These techniques can include both nonverbal and verbal techniques.

It is okay to write a script for this assignment,.

Possible Scenarios to choose from:

· nurse completing an admission assessment on a patient who is homeless and has major depressive disorder

· nurse triaging a patient in the ER who has suffered a head injury and is uncooperative

· home health nurse meeting with a patient who is diabetic and is grieving the recent loss of her husband of 20 years

· OB home health nurse completing a postpartum check on a patient with postpartum depression

· nurse in long-term care completing an assessment on a patient with dementia

Rubric

NM230 Therapeutic Communication Assignment
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTherapeutic and Nontherapeutic communication video or paper
13 pts

Level 5

Highly effective in demonstrating therapeutic and non-therapeutic techniques using a video.

9 pts

Level 4

Mostly effective in demonstrating therapeutic and non-therapeutic techniques using a video.

6 pts

Level 3

Partially effective in demonstrating therapeutic and non-therapeutic techniques using a video.

3 pts

Level 2

Demonstrates a below average level of therapeutic and non-therapeutic techniques using a video.

1 pts

Level 1

Does not demonstrate understanding of therapeutic and non-therapeutic techniques.

0 pts

Level 0

Did not complete the assignment.

13 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCreativity
5 pts

Level 5

Extremely creative/Uses an original approach that enriches the project.

4 pts

Level 4

Above average use of creativity.

3 pts

Level 3

Project thoughtfully and uniquely presented.

2 pts

Level 2

Below average use of creativity.

1 pts

Level 1

Reads from script/Format confusing/difficult to follow.

0 pts

Level 0

Did not complete the assignment.

5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAdherence to Instructions
2 pts

Level 5

Meets time expectations (each scenario 1-2 minutes for a total of no more than 4 minutes)/ Two scenarios included.

1 pts

Level 1

Total presentation over 4 minutes or under 2 minutes.

0 pts

Level 0

Did not include both scenarios.

2 pts
Total Points: 20