A therapeutic nursing relationship

Mountford, Suzanne Kristine Blume (1997) A therapeutic nursing relationship. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.


The relationship between nurse and patient is important to nursing care and health outcomes. This relationship can be therapeutic for both nurse and patient. However, the current lack of conceptual consensus and descriptive clarity in nursing theory has precluded the relationship from the realms of therapy and healing. The goal of this study was to discern, from descriptions given by nurses and patients, the essential structure, dynamics, practical application and advantages to nursing practice of a therapeutic relationship between nurse and patient.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15451
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1110 Nursing
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Keywords Nurse and patient, nursing care, health outcomes, recovery
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