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Ms. Meril Manuel
Recording of the conversation during the
interaction or the interview between the
nurse and the patient in the psychiatric set
up with the nurses interference.
It is the written account of verbatim
recording of all that
transpire/emerged, during and immediately
following the nurse patient interaction
It may be written during or immediately
followed the interaction
It is a therapeutic tool in which the nurse uses
her therapeutic communication techniques
for solving the patients problem.
It acts as an
educational, teaching, therapeutic and
To improve the quality of nurse patient
To assist the student nurse to plan, structure
and evaluate the interaction in a conscious
To gain competency in interpreting and
synthesizing raw data under supervision.
To develop awareness about own
habitual, verbal and nonverbal communication
pattern and the effects on others.
To identify the thoughts and feelings in relation
to self and others.
To increase observational skills, ability to
identify the problems and gain skills in solving
PRE-REQUISITE FOR PROCESS
- Calm and quiet environment
(Interview rooms or bed side, if separate
room is not available).
Obtaining consent for the patient for
recording the information.
Maintain confidentiality of information.
PROCESS RECORDING OUTLINE
A. Introductory material
Description of patient ( name, age education
level, health problems & length of stay in
Date, time, place and duration of interaction
Recording of nurses own thoughts and feelings
before the interaction
Reason for choosing the patient for process
Should be formulated prior to meeting.
Should be specific and function as a guide for
Short term goals - to establish a therapeutic
relationship with patients.
Long term goals- to prepare the patient and
family for follow up and rehabilitation.
C. Record of interaction between nurse and
Nurses should be truthful in recording what s
said and did by self and by the patient.
Observe for the nonverbal response ( eye
contact, restlessness, pacing, biting
nails, changing position).
Nurses own thoughts and feelings should be
recorded separately after writing the
Patient overall response towards the
interaction to be recorded.
D. Analysis of the interaction
Analysis of the interaction should be done by
interpreting the verbal and nonverbal behavior
and patients thoughts and feelings evident
from the interaction.
Communication techniques used by the nurse
also to be recorded.
Nurses thoughts and feelings at the end of the
interaction and plans made for further
interaction should be stated.
Time required to record is 30 min( 20 min for
active interactions, 10 min for conclusion and
planning for next interview).
The recording process should end with a brief
summary to evaluate whether the initial
objectives for the interaction were met.
It the objectives were not met, provide a brief
analysis of the reasons
FORMAT FOR PROCESS RECORDING
nurse Patient Nurse Patient
Name of patient: Mr. / Mrs./ Miss. ____
Name of the hospital:
Date & Time:
Objectives : (1),(2),(3) ……