Creating Immediacy Using Verbal and Nonverbal Methods

Debra A Dalonges, Jacquelyn L Fried
2016 Journal of dental hygiene : JDH  
The importance of immediacy and positive relationships between students and teachers is well-documented. Applying immediacy to the patient/provider model has not been sufficiently explored. The significance in creating a bond of trust between the patient/provider is vital to the diagnostic and therapeutic process. As outlined by the National Dental Hygiene Research Agenda, this literature review supports strategies for effective communication between the dental hygienist and client. It examines
more » ... the relationship between oral health care providers and their patients and applies the verbal and nonverbal cues associated with immediacy to affirm their relevance and effectiveness in educating and motivating patients to achieve optimal oral and systemic health.
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