Tasks of Orientation Phase:
Establishing Contact with the Patient Once the nurse is assigned the patient, she locates him, makes an overall assessment of the patient and introduces herself to the patient.
Developing the Pact/Contract
Contract or pact is an agreement which a nurse develops with the patient to help herhim towards recovery. The basic objective of developing pactlcontract is to establish a climate of trust, understanding, acceptance and open communication.
Talking with the Patient
The nurse talks with the patient having clear goal in mind. Many a times the moment a nurse asks the question. The nurse takes the history of patient and helps him to talk about his sickness. During this phase the nurse discusses about confidentiality of the information shared by the patient with the nurse during the therapeutic relationship. If the information does not harm the patient or others she will not share the information with anybody. Otherwise it needs to be informed to the psychiatristlsocial worker. Trusting relationship is also maintained by keeping up to the time of interviewlinteraction.