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Georgina O’Reilly-Foley Nursing student, Southend University Hospital, Southend-on-Sea

A CPD article improved Georgina O’Reilly-Foley’s understanding of developing rapport and trust between nurses and patients

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The CPD article outlined how nurses can establish, maintain and bring therapeutic relationships to a close with patients. It described the therapeutic relationship as a partnership based on communication, honesty and respect.

Nursing Standard. 32, 15, 64-65. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.15.64.s37

This reflective account is based on NS906 Price B (2017) Developing patient rapport, trust and therapeutic relationships. Nursing Standard. 31, 50, 52-61. rcni.com/patient-rapport

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