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Jennifer Compton September 20, 2012 Number of Interaction: 1

Nursing goal: To sit down with the client and have a therapeutic conversion with her.
Setting: A Meadowview Terrace on Periwinkle on Wednesday from 11:00 am until 1:00.
Introduction: We arrived at Meadowview Terrance Wednesday morning at 10:00 am for orientation. After orientation we were assigned a patient and a chart to review and gather some history. After we reviewed their chart we were to sit down and have a therapeutic conversation with them. I had a very pleasant lady who had Alzheimer’s. She was sitting on the piano bench by herself when I approached her and ask if she minded if I sit down for a while and talked with her. She was alert and orientated times four she was dressed appropriate to the weather. She can move around with a walker but is very unsteady. She was able to tell me about more recent events in her rather than about her past. I could clearly see that she had long-term memory problems. After reviewing her chart, I went over and introduced myself and asked if it was okay if we sat down together and talk for a while.

Client | Nurse | Analysis | | Good morning. My name is Jennifer and I am a RN-student. How are you doing this morning? | I introduced myself because I thought it would make the patient more comfortable knowing who I was. I used open ended question. | My name is MS. Doing okay just sitting here. | Well that’s good. Is it okay if I sit down and talk to you for a little while before lunch? | The patient was sitting on the piano bench; she smiled and told me her name. She seemed to be relaxed. I then ask her if I could sit down and talk to her. I was offering myself to her to keep her company. | Okay that’s fine. | How was your morning? | She seemed very happy to have someone to talk to. I then asked her about her morning by using open ended question.…...

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