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Therapeutic relationship

Wilson, Patricia M. and Miller, Sue (2012) Therapeutic relationship. In: Chilton, Sue and Bain, Heather and Clarridge, Ann and Melling, Karen, eds. A Textbook of Community Nursing. CRC Press, pp. 79-8. ISBN 978-1-4441-2150-6. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This chapter will focus upon the relationship that exists between the nurse and the patient and their family. It is recognised that such a relationship should be therapeutic, and indeed this seems essential to the delivery of effective nursing care. However, it is unwise to assume a therapeutic relationship will automatically occur, as there are many challenges in establishing and maintaining such a relationship in community settings. In this chapter the key features of a therapeutic relationship will be identified, and some of the challenges of maintaining that relationship in a community setting will be discussed. This will lead the reader to consider some of the issues or particular relevance to his/her patient group, and to explore some of the consequences of failing to establish and maintain relationships. In conclusion, the current and potential changes in healthcare delivery will be reviewed with particular reference to the way these changes might impact on the nurse/patient/family relationship.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2014 10:51 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/39066 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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