American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 7, Issue 3-1, June 2018, Pages: 103-108
Received: Feb. 25, 2018;
Accepted: Mar. 4, 2018;
Published: Mar. 22, 2018
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Alexandra Mitsi, General Hospital “Asklepieio” Voulas, Athens, Greece
Michael Kourakos, General Hospital “Asklepieio” Voulas, Athens, Greece
Georgia Poulimenakou, General Hospital “Asklepieio” Voulas, Athens, Greece
Demetra Latsou, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Athens, Greece
Markos Sarris, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Athens, Greece
The relationship between healthcare professionals and patients is a special form of human relationship. The interpersonal relationship developed among the patient and the caregiver involves not only communication and active listening, but also emotions from both sides. The establishment of a therapeutic relationship and the roles within it are largely determined by the behavior of those involved. A therapeutic relationship requires effective communication and empathy of the nurse practitioner, as well as the patient’s active participation in the process. The quality of the relationship between two people is the most important element in determining the effectiveness of the care delivered.
Therapeutic Relationship and Quality of Life in Chronic Diseases, American Journal of Nursing Science. Special Issue: Nursing Education and Research.
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