Therapeutic communication validating

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Letting the client decide on the direction of the conversation is another way that nurses can help promote therapeutic communication.

Nurses should avoid focusing on the very first thing that caught their attention, and allow the client to speak about whatever comes to mind.

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These stages are: The basic principle of the therapy is the concept of validation or the reciprocated communication of respect which communicates that the other's opinions are acknowledged, respected, heard, and (regardless whether or not the listener actually agrees with the content), they are being treated with genuine respect as a legitimate expression of their feelings, rather than marginalized or dismissed.

Validation therapy uses different specific techniques, and it has attracted criticism from researchers who dispute the evidence for some of the beliefs and values of validation therapy, and the appropriateness of the techniques; as there are not enough quality evidences proving the efficacy of such method for people with dementia.

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People with learning disabilities are extremely vulnerable within the primary health care system and are often overlooked for prolonged periods of time.

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