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Ch 7 Fund Vocab

Terms to know on The Nurse-Client Relationship

TermDefinition
Active listening demonstrating full attention to what is being said; hearing both the content being communicated and the unspoken message.
Affective touch touching that demonstrates concern or affection.
American Sign Language (ASL) communication technique used by deaf persons using signs made by hand movements and finger spelling, an alphabetical substitute for words that have no sign.
Caregiver one who performs health-related activities that a sick person cannot perform independently.
Collaborator one who works with others to achieve a common goal.
Communication exchange of information.
Deaf unable to hear well enough to process information.
Delegator one who assigns a task to someone.
Educator one who provides information.
Empathy intuitive awareness of what the client is experiencing.
Expressive aphasia inability to use verbal language skills.
Hard of hearing state of having limited hearing, in which communication is nonetheless possible.
Intimate space distance within 6 inches of a person.
Introductory phase period of getting acquainted.
Kinesics body language.
Nonverbal communication exchange of information without using spoken or written words.
Paralanguage vocal sounds that are not actually words.
Personal space distance of 6 inches to 4 feet.
Proxemics relation of space to communication.
Public space distance of 12 feet or more.
Relationship association between two people.
Silence intentionally withholding verbal comments.
Social space distance of 4 to 12 feet.
Task-oriented touch personal contact that is required when performing nursing procedures.
Terminating phase ending of a nurse=client relationship when there is mutual agreement that the client's immediate health problems have improved.
Therapeutic relationship association between people whose objective is to achieve a higher state of health.
Therapeutic verbal communication using words and gestures to accomplish a particular objective.
Touch tactile stimulus produced by making personal contact with another person or an object.
Verbal communication communication that uses words.
Working phase period during which the nurse and the client plan the client's care and put the plan into action.
Created by: Jessica Venyke