I'm doing a research project on the nurse-patient relationship, and I have a few questions. First of all, what do you feel are the most important components to develop a healthy relationship with a patient? How close can a nurse become to her patient before it is considered too close? Are there certain guidelines that a nurse should follow in order for them to maintain a stable relationship with the patient without getting too close? Are there any guidelines that are especially important to follow? What behaviors do you consider as crossing the line in the nurse-patient relationship? Have you ever witnessed a case in which there was too much involvement with a patient? In the training you received during your nursing education, do you feel you were prepared on how to effectively develop the relationship needed for quality care?
Nov 18, '00
See my reply under "General Nursing Discussion."