Research on nurse-patient relationships: problems of theory, problems of practice

May, Carl (1990) Research on nurse-patient relationships: problems of theory, problems of practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 15, (3), 307-315. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.1990.tb01818.x).


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Research, theoretical and educational literature on interpersonal relations between nurses and patients has proliferated since the 1960s This has generated a range of divergent accounts of what the nurse-patient relationship (NPR) ought to be, how this should be achieved, and how the NPR is constituted in practice In this paper — through a selective review of the literature — the development of two contending perspectives on NPR and on nurse - patient interaction (NPI) characterized as technocratic and contextual, is discussed, and related to the increasingly problematic status of the relationship between nurses and patients in nursing theory and research.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.1990.tb01818.x
ISSNs: 0309-2402 (print)
1365-2648 (electronic)
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Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Health Sciences
ePrint ID: 163273
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
March 1990Published
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2010 08:30
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:29

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