Nonverbal Behavior of Nurse and Client
Interpretation of interaction
Alternation response with rationale
“Good Morning Mr. B.A., how are you feeling this morning ?”
“Better than I have been yesterday. I hope the doctor will come by and discharge me today.”
Student nurse made eye contact with the patient. Patient smiles and responds in a clear and cheerful tone.
“ The doctor may be coming in to see you later today”
“Yes, the nurse mentioned that earlier. My wife will be coming here at about 10 am.”
Student nurse looks outside the window away from patient and patient moves around the room towards his phone. He clicks it on, and then puts it gently on the bed.
“That’s nice. Do you work ?
“Yes. I work building race car engines. It has been a job that I have done for about twenty years and I absouletly enjoy it.
Student nurse walks over to a chair and sits in the direction of the patient. Patient explains his job excitedly to the student