The therapeutic relationship between clinicians and patients is what brings
Relationship-Based Care to life. Within the world of health care, the act of therapeutic
connection is not owned by any one profession. The responsibility to
offer authentic and compassionate care to another human being is something
we all share. In our chaotic and time constrained environments in which
technical and complex demands prevail, clinicians struggle as they strive every
day to connect with the patients and families in their care.
This national award winning book offers guiding principles and a practical methodology that
facilitate the clinician’s ability to form authentic relationships which improve
patient safety and the overall experience of care. Therapeutic relationships are the
very heart of Relationship-Based Care.
The purpose of the therapeutic relationship is to facilitate the capacity of
patients and their loved ones to cope with illness and to take ownership for their
healing and health. It is grounded in medical, nursing, and psychological
research, and it is also plainly built on the healing power of authentic connection.
Softcover, 464 pages. (2012)
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