For a clinical assignment (that is due next week) we have to submit a "process recording" - not an actual recording but a typed hard copy based on therapeutically communicating with our patients. The textbook that we use for the class is Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts, Process and Practice
and there is an example of a process recording but it is vague compared to how they want us to do it. They want us to have six interchanges. This is the example in our syllabus:
Client: (verbal) I don't like being here! (non-verbal) angry facial expression
Nurse: (verbal) You don't like being here?
(non-verbal) looking at him, sitting at eye level; soft voice
(verbal/non-verbal technique) attending, reflection, proxemics, occulesics, paralinguistics
(purpose & evaluation): verbally is to help him expand. non-verbally is to help him feel relaxed and that I am interesed. evaluation successful - client continued.
(modification) (when not successful what can student do to modify the action to be successful)
That is an example of one interchange.
The first problem I have is that my patient that I have been with the past 3 weeks doesn't really have "anything wrong" - she is a peppy happy-go-lucky lady who loves to talk to just about anyone and about anything. she loves being in her facility and always talks about how great the people are to her - everything is so positive.
Has anyone here done a process recording and maybe offer some guidance? Or does anybody here know of any websites or other sources that I can check into for some more process recording samples? Any help will be greatly appreciated!