Reflection On The Use Of SilenceChantelle BartschRDPN 0319
Let the other person speak
Shhhh... no talking
I'm going to try implementing silence in communication today even if it may feel a bit uncomfortable or awkward to me.
Well uhh.. I.. guess I feel ok... [5 seconds pass] .. It's just been really hard dealing with all this for the past year and I'm tired.
Hello Jon, my name is Chantelle, I'm a student nurse and will be assisting with your care today. How are you feeling today?
Wow, using silence when I wouldn't typically use it is proving to be way more effective than I previously anticipated.
I learned that using silence during my interaction with Jon, provided him the time to bring up how he was feeling (Smith, 2018). If I had chosen to speak and carry on with the conversation, he may not have felt like he had the chance to express his thoughts and feelings.
ReferencesMcLeod, S. (2017). Kolb- learning styles. Retrieved from https://stenbergcollege.mrooms3.net/pluginfile.php/442581/mod_resource/content/1/simplypsychology.org-Kolb-Learning-Styles.pdfSmith, K. (2018). Silence: The secret communication tool. Retrieved from https://psychcentral.com/blog/silence-the-secret-communication-tool/