I need help with an assignment, we are given a case scenerio and we are suppose to name the technique used and whether it is therapeutic or non therapeutic- but how do I do this? I have no book on this. I just need a list of techniques. Does anyone have a list of techniques?????????
Nurse- Hi Mr. Good How are you today? (sitting next to him at the kitchen table)
Client- Glad to see you Mary. Who would have thought a broken leg would give a body such trouble? (laughs a little)
Nurse- Well, it wasn't just a broken leg you know. It was pretty severe! What is it that's giving you trouble? (Makes eye contact and smiles)
Client- I'm having trouble negotiating around the house. The furniture and rugs are still in my way even though you helped us move them. (sighs) And I'm really having trouble with those crutches.
Nurse- (Assesses the client's ability to use the crutches and makes some suggestions for improving technique) There, that will work better.
Client- (Trying the new techniques) Yes, I guess so. Could I ask you something else? (client looks embarrassed but determined)
Nurse- Sure (sits quietly and makes eye contact)
Client- Um... I seem to be having some trouble in the bathroom.
Nurse- Oh well, we can move some things around in there so you can walk with the crutcjes in there.
Clieny- (Looks more embarrassed than before) Um... it's not that. It's the positioning of this darned leg when Aileen and I try to, um, you know, get close. She gets all worried and I get annoyed and everything goes all heck! (sounds frustrated)
Nurse- (Turning her back to the client to retrieve some pamphlets) Here are some booklets that will tell you how to avoid that sort of thing. It's full of new techniques for you to use.
Clients- I don't know about trying any new techniques. We're pretty happy with the way we do things. (Looks skeptical)
Nurse- Well, other orthopedic clients use them and like them just fine. I'll chck back with you in a few days to see if trying these techniques has worked for you too.