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Irini 6th Feb 2020 Psychologist
GOOD DAY ALL DAY TO ALL! !!!
I'M SEARCHING FOR IDEAS TO ENCOURAGE NURSING STAFF!!!
LIKE...HOW TO ACT WHEN THEY HELP A SENIOR TO HAVE A BATH!!!...OR.....HOW THEY SHOULD SPEAK WHEN THEY HELP SOMEONE TO DRESS!!!
AND IDEAS PLEASE HOW TO PRAISE THE NURSING STAFF!!! ( SO THEY WILL HAVE THE MOTIVE TO BECAME BETTER )!!!!
THANK YOU ALL IN ADVANCE! !!
Solange 8th Feb 2020 Diversional Therapist
Hi, Irini, Dressing, and bathing is a valuable opportunity to meet emotional needs and offer compassionate touch. Use open-ended conversation by using questions that require more than a ’yes’ and ‘no’ answers. For instance: questions starting with ‘how’ and ‘what if’ like: ‘What if I wash your hair today? - ’What if after the bath/dressing I take you to sit in the sun? - How do you feel after a nice warm shower? - How about if I told you I am having problems buttoning your blouse correctly? Open-ended questions yield more information; they are especially good to start a conversation. You may talk about yourself: What if I told you I went to bed last night after midnight? Or about the facility: How do you like to have Potato & Leeks soup for lunch? (find out what is on the menu). Make sure you really listen to the resident to build trust and rapport. With a little practice, you can turn any question into an open-ended question.

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