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Nurs Stand. 2017 Aug 2;31(49):53-63. doi: 10.7748/ns.2017.e10801.

Role of effective nurse-patient relationships in enhancing patient safety.

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1
Adelaide Nursing School, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia.
2
University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia.
3
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia.

Abstract

Ensuring and maintaining patient safety is an essential aspect of care provision. Safety is a multidimensional concept, which incorporates interrelated elements such as physical and psychosocial safety. An effective nurse-patient relationship should ensure that these elements are considered when planning and providing care. This article discusses the importance of an effective nurse-patient relationship, as well as healthcare environments and working practices that promote safety, thus ensuring optimal patient care.

KEYWORDS:

Fundamentals of Care Framework; fundamental care; health and safety; nurse-patient relationships; patient safety; physical safety; psychological safety; therapeutic relationships

PMID:
28766432
DOI:
10.7748/ns.2017.e10801

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