Word count:There is a word limit of 1000 words. Use your computer to total the number of words used in your assignment. However, do not include the reference list at the end of your assignment in the word count. In-text citations will be included in the additional 10% word count. If you exceed the word limit by more than 10% the marker will stop marking at 1100 words.
Aim of assessment
The Professional Communication Case Study Essay is your opportunity to discuss how nurses use professional communication skills to develop a therapeutic relationship with patients.
Answering this question in an essay format has three objectives:
· To assist you to develop academic reading and writing skills;
· To help you integrate knowledge about effective communication for developing therapeutic relationships using verbal and non-verbal communication skills, the principles of person centred care, and effective documentation (as discussed in the set readings for this unit of study);
· Demonstrate how these principles are applied in the care of the patient.
You are required to chooseoneof the three patient scenarios (Raymond Nguyen, Eileen Murphy, or Bruce O’Grady) to answer the essay question. You will use examples from the scenarios to discuss how the nurse would use verbal and non-verbal communication skills, person centred care, and effective documentation to develop a therapeutic relationship with the patient.
You have been provided withthree (3)set readings (verbal and non-verbal communication skills, person-centred care and documentation). These set readings and additional sources must be referenced using correct APA style both in-text in the essay and on the reference list.
In addition to thethree (3)set readings that you paraphrase, summarise and reference in your essay, you must also paraphrase, summarise and referencetwo (2)relevant, reliable and current academic sources in your essay.One (1)of the additional sources must be a nursing journal article, andone (1)must be from a reputable nursing Website source or report (e.g. the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) codes and guidelines).