Glossary

open-ended question

A type of question that invites the client to share descriptive answers, open up about their experience, and let them answer in a way that is most relevant or comfortable from their perspective.

care partners

Care partners are family and friends who are involved in helping to care for the client.

closed-ended question

A direct question that is asked when you are seeking precise information.

closed-ended questions

A direct question that is asked when you are seeking precise information.

health equity

Fair opportunity to reach one’s fullest health potential.

Interaction Model of communication

testing

open-ended question

A type of question that invites the client to share descriptive answers, open up about their experience, and let them answer in a way that is most relevant or comfortable from their perspective.

relational inquiry approach

Assumes each person is a relational being who is influenced by those around them, their communities, and social and cultural processes.

trauma-informed approach

Assumes trauma, does not require disclosure, and promotes client safety, control, and choice.

way-of-being

A statement that refers to how someone behaves and acts and encompasses both verbal and non-verbal communication.

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Introduction to Communication in Nursing by Edited by Jennifer Lapum, Oona St-Amant, Michelle Hughes, and Joy Garmaise-Yee is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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