Describe a time when a client was rude or verbally abusive to you

Describe a time when a client was rude or verbally abusive to you

Describe a time when a client was rude or verbally abusive to you 150 150 Peter

There are times when a nurse must provide care for a client who is agitated and verbally or physically aggressive. The client may be psychotic, but the nurse must, in each case, remain in control of his/her own feelings, and intervene in the most appropriate manner.

After watching a segment regarding a violent client at Bellevue Hospital, answer the questions below. It’s not necessary to critique the staff in the video, just think of how you might respond.

Violent Client at Bellevue Hospital Video

· Describe a time when a client was rude or verbally abusive to you. How did you react?

· What skills were necessary to maintain a professional, caring, therapeutic relationship?

· How did you best communicate with this client?

· What did you learn from this experience?

Response Posts

Respond to at least two classmates and describe new knowledge gained from their post.

Describe how this new knowledge will impact your nursing practice.

Please make your initial post by midweek, and respond to at least two other student’s post by the end of the week. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.

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