I just finished an Intro to Nursing class. It's required to apply for the nursing program. One of the MAIN focuses of the class was "Therapeutic Communication". This annoyed me...well, it amused me more than it annoyed me . The truth is, I couldn't see how ANYONE can ACTUALLY talk like that. When I did my interview with someone, having to use that, I couldn't bring myself to talk like that. And I explained it to the friend I was interviewing and she said that she would've been annoyed if I had talked that way. It just seems to me that therapeutic communication is just repeating what the patient says! I would be immensely irritated if someone talked to me like this... So, on to my question Do any of actually use this in nursing? Am I just being stubborn, and IS it actually worth anything?