Therapeutic Communication: Definition, Goals, Types & Principles


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This is a good way to describe therapeutic communication.

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1. This is a goal of therapeutic communication.

2. Paying attention to a patient's facial expressions is an example of which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet are designed to gauge your understanding of therapeutic communication by assessing your recollection of its meaning and goal. Quiz questions also explore your ability to recognize and describe examples of this unique form of communication, which is commonly used between nurses and patients in medical environments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your knowledge of the following with help from this quiz and worksheet:

  • How to describe therapeutic communication
  • The goal of therapeutic communication
  • Types of therapeutic communication
  • Examples of effective therapeutic communication
  • Ways to use non-verbal therapeutic communication

Skills Practiced

Use this short quiz and worksheet to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the related therapeutic communication lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding non-verbal therapeutic communication
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of effective therapeutic communication to answer questions about interactions with patients

Additional Learning

To make sure you fully understand therapeutic communication, visit the accompanying lesson called Therapeutic Communication: Definition, Goals, Types & Principles. Reviewing this lesson gives you greater insight into the following:

  • Why nurses should learn the principles of therapeutic communication
  • Eye contact in nurse and patient interactions
  • Techniques for effective therapeutic communication
  • Verbal strategies for reducing patient anxiety