Purpose

This assignment will help prepare you for conversations with clients with mental health conditions.

Course Competency

Describe the foundations of mental health nursing.

Transferable Skill

Communication: Displaying capability in writing, reading, and oral communication; understanding of non-verbal language.

Instructions

It will be carried out with two students working together. This is a “role-play exercise,” in which one student is the student nurse, and the other will role-play as a client. In this assignment, the nursing student will be demonstrating the therapeutic nurse-client relationship and analyzing the therapeutic and nontherapeutic techniques used. You will take turns in the roles.

This is not about always having therapeutic responses. It is about learning from practice and review. It is expected that you will think of other ways to respond or interact with the client that may be more therapeutic after the interaction is terminated. After the conversation is over, you will complete in IPR form.

The client roles are:

You will select the role you wish as a client and take turns switching roles. After the conversation, you will document the interactions using the form provided and follow the guidelines instructions for each column.

IPR Form Explanation

The IPR is completed with the form to guide you, and the rubric to explain the grading process for content.

IPR Form

Remember, this is an assignment that will assist you in all communication with others.

Explanation of the Rubric Criteria for Interpersonal Process Recording (IPR)