Watch the video on Therapeutic Communications.
Read the scenario.
- Submit a written response to the questions below. The response should be a minimum of 200 words using appropriate grammar.
- Scenario and Questions
A new patient dressed in dirty clothes and with poor personal hygiene comes to the physician’s office without an appointment. The patients appearance indicates that this person may not be able to pay for the office visit. In terms of nonverbal communication displayed by the office staff, how could the patient feel if he or she is not to be seen? What body language will indicate that the medical assistant cares? Why is observation an important component of communication?