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Theory of One to One interaction - my interaction with a patient.

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Theory of my one to one role-play Touch Touching another person can send messages of care and affection but on the other hand it can send messages of domination or sexual interest. A carer should never touch a service user without their consent. This is why I made sure I had Mrs Jones' permission to touch her before I did so. Before I helped her put her pyjamas on I asked her if she wanted me to do so and since she gave me permission to touch her I helped her get into her pyjamas. Mrs Jones got a bit upset, as her daughter hadn't visited her so I took my hand and placed it on top of hers as a sign of comfort. It let her know that I was there for her, to comfort her. When it the time came for Mrs Jones to get into to bed I helped her up by holding onto her arm gently and slowly walking over to the bed with her. ...read more.


When I asked her about her grand children I changed my tone of voice slightly so she would be able to understand what I asked her. The pitch of my voice changed at various times. The pitch of a carer's voice can also show and send messages of how we feel. A higher pitch with a varying tone may send a message that he or she is happy, excited or just being friendly. If a carer's pitch is plain and slightly low it may send a message that he or she is timid, bored or simply not interested. Gestures Gestures are hand arm movements that may help the carer help the service user understand what they are saying. Some people may misinterpret gestures as rude or disrespectful. This may happen when people with different cultures and beliefs surround you. I used my hand to point at a picture Mrs Jones had on her night table as I asked her if the young woman in the picture was her daughter. ...read more.


The expression we have on our faces gives away how and what we are feeling. Yawning is seen as rude and disrespectful as it shows boredom and disinterest. The face often gives away our emotional state. When I walked in and greeted Mrs Jones I gave her a friendly smile. This showed her that I was there to help and that I was not going to be aggressive or bad tempered with her. When she got upset I gave her a comforting smile, which allowed her to see and know that I was there for her and that I was there for support. I laughed at her jokes when she made them, which also showed interest. I kept a friendly smile on my face when I talked to her, which indicated that I was patient, happy, willing to help her and enjoying what I was doing. If a carer shows a service user that they are enjoying helping them and spending time with them it makes the service user feel comfortable and happy to be around him or her. ...read more.

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