Which of the following forms of the nurse's non-verbal communication might convey disinterest toward the client?

 

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- Crossing arms on chest

- Tilting the head

- Steepling the fingers

- Leaning forward

Rationale

Non-verbal communication sends a powerful message from the nurse to the client; the nurse should be aware of the potential messages she is sending based on her non-verbal communication. Examples of non-verbal communication that convey listening include tilting the head and leaning forward. Alternatively, crossing arms on chest conveys disinterest.

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