What is the therapeutic relationship in mental health practice?
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What is the therapeutic relationship in mental health practice?

Bronwen Williams Mental health nurse and educator, Bronwen Williams Development Training & Consultancy, Herefordshire, England

How a positive relationship between nurse and patient is vital for achieving good outcomes

The therapeutic relationship was described by Peplau (1952) as the foundation of mental health nursing. The therapeutic relationship continues to be the bedrock for achieving good outcomes with patients who have mental health issues (Sosnowska et al 2013), more so than the actual intervention or therapy used (Hartley et al 2020).

Mental Health Practice. 27, 1, 19-19. doi: 10.7748/mhp.27.1.19.s11

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