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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: March 1990


Local EPrints ID: 163273
ISSN: 0309-2402
PURE UUID: 95b1d539-536c-40ff-b6c9-6b32256305be
ORCID for Carl May: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 21 Sep 2010 08:30
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:31

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