Therapeutic communication is important to ensure patients are part of treatment planning. Provide discussion (250-350 words) of the following:
- How would you evaluate a patient’s ability to understand your instruction and their current knowledge base about their problem? What characteristics of the patient would be helpful?
- How would you be certain that the patient understands your medication instruction?
- What methods of therapeutic communication would be useful in advanced practice?
Be sure to adhere to the discussion rubric.