Therapeutic Relationship In Health Care

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Back ground and Literature review.

The relationship between clinicians and their patients is of central importance in the delivery of health care. Patient and therapist relationship traditionally has been viewed as a key determinant of treatment outcome and is considered central to the therapeutic process (Hall et al 2012). Abundant research has been conducted regarding the impact of the therapeutic relationship between patient and health provider, especially in the field of general medicine and psychology on treatment outcome (Garren and Crepeau 2011). However, in the field of rehabilitation the concept of the therapeutic relationship has not been widely explored yet, (Kidd et al 2011).
Therapeutic relationship According to Leach (2005) the therapeutic relationship is a trusting connection and rapport established between therapist and client through collaboration, communication, therapist empathy and mutual understanding and respect. The concept of the therapeutic relationship originated in early psychoanalytic practice, which was developed by Freud in the early 20th century. Nowadays the therapeutic relationship becomes an important determinant of successful treatment outcome in health care
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Health care is delivered in India through mainly two groups include public health sector and private health sector. The private health sector is the dominant health sector throughout India, between 70% and 80% of total healthcare spending in India is in the private sector (Pricewaterhouse Coopers 2007; OECD 2012). Both health care sectors provide various types of health service which include Ayurvedic, Unani, Sidhha, and Homeopathy which are traditional medicines and the majority being western allopathic. There are 6.5 doctors and 10 nurses per 10,000 of the Indian population (WHO 2013) and an estimate of 2.5

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