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Nurse-Patient Relationships
An analysis of the impact the nurse-patient relationship when a nurse is a patient within the health care facility.
# 100101 | 3,101 words | 15 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 14, 2007 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Communication (Interpersonal)

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This paper discusses the importance of the nurse-patient relationship in the care of the patient. The paper then aims to determine if there is an impact on nurses as professionals or patients regarding the nurse-patient relationship, when a nurse is a patient within the health care facility. The paper looks at the possible impact such a change in the nurse-patient dynamic might have on future health care.

Table of Contents:
Background and Significance
Theoretical Conceptual Framework
Review of Literature
Research Question
Sample and Setting
Research Design
Reliability and Validity
Data Analysis
Limitations of the Study
Implications for Nursing

From the Paper:

"Over the past decade professional nurses have sought to alter their work within the field in numerous ways. As many nurses begin to retire as part of the baby boomer generation it is apparent that they will require additional health care services in the decades to come. While it has been established that there is a need for nurses to focus on nurse-patient relationships in health care, there has not been research to date that explores how that relationship may be altered if the patient is a nurse. Therefore, an exploration of this issue should be accomplished to determine if there is need for new training, a shift in policies or awareness of the issue for the future of the nursing and health care community."

Sample of Sources Used:

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