Nurse-Patient Relationship

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The purpose of the concept analysis developed by Leslie and Lonneman was to review literature of other scholars to determine if the development of trusting relationships between the patient and RN in the home health care setting resulted in better patient outcomes.
The article, “Promoting Trust in the Registered Nurse–Patient Relationship”, was developed through the implementation of Rodgers evolutionary method of concept analysis, which she developed in 1989 (p.59). The evolutionary method includes six steps: (a) Identification of the concept; (b) Identification of a setting and sample; (c) Identification of the attributes and contextual basis of the concept through the collection of data; (d) Analyzing the data; (e) Identification of an
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They worked well together and had an understanding, which resulted in a connection. The RN allowed the patient to make choices and maintain a sense of autonomy. reciprocity. Patients included the RN recognizing that they were knowledgeable and capable of managing their disease process as a factor in the development of a trusting relationship with the nurse. Identification of an Exemplar
Establishing trust in a RN-Patient relationship resulted in one patient learning how to

control her fears and stop hyperventilating as a result of engaging in a trusting relationship with

her home healthcare nurse (Anderson, 1998). Another patient with “a deeper sense of

trust...brought out the bottles of homeopathic medicine” (Dorman, 1999, p. 76). “Several patients

intended to follow the leg ulcer advice after the visits of the (nurse) ended, now because they

accepted its worth” (Van Hecke et al., 2010, p. 151).

Identify a hypothesis Trust must be established in the relationship between the RN and patient in order to

recover from sickness or disease and achieve optimal health. The development of a trusting

relationship contributed to the patient becoming an active participant in their care and

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