Three Different Ways Mental Health Nurses Develop Quality Therapeutic Relationships

Dziopa, Fiona and Ahern, Kathryn J. (2009) Three Different Ways Mental Health Nurses Develop Quality Therapeutic Relationships. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 30 1: 14-22. doi:10.1080/01612840802500691


Author Dziopa, Fiona
Ahern, Kathryn J.
Title Three Different Ways Mental Health Nurses Develop Quality Therapeutic Relationships
Journal name Issues in Mental Health Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1096-4673
Publication date 2009-01-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/01612840802500691
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 30
Issue 1
Start page 14
End page 22
Total pages 9
Editor Sandra P Thomas
Place of publication United States
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Subject C1
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine if there were different ways in which mental health nurses develop quality therapeutic relationships with patients. A taxonomy of 140 attributes were identified as important to the formation of a quality therapeutic relationship in mental health nursing. These attributes provided the basis for the development of a Q-sort instrument, which was piloted. Results led to the identification of three clusters of mental health nurses who share similar beliefs regarding the attributes required to develop a quality therapeutic relationship with patients. These groupings of attributes were called “Equal Partner,” “Senior Partner,” and “Protective Partner.” Recommendations are provided and include that nurses consider their nursing style in their choice of employment environment and that managers consider their nurses' individual styles in determination of an optimal case mix.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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