Title

The Nurse-Client Relationship in a Stress Management Clinic

Publication Date

Spring 2003

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The methodological perspective of symbolic interactionism and interpretive research emphasizes the complexity and importance of the nurse-client relationship. In a nurse-managed stress management clinic, 18 clients were interviewed at various points during their treatment trajectory, along with 6 clinicians. Clients and providers were emphatic about the importance of a broad, holistic perspective. Spiritual aspects were discussed, but not prominently. Status differential was minimized; however, this did not make participants define the relationship as less professional. The importance of trust was a key element in the nurse-client relationship.

Publication Title

Holistic Nursing Practice

Volume

17

Issue

2

First Page

99

Last Page

109

DOI

10.1097/00004650-200303000-00005

Version

pre-print, post-print with 12 month embargo, no publisher's pdf

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