"Nurse bait:" Strategies hospitalized patients use to entice nurses within the context of the nurse-patient relationship.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mona M. Shattell, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Patients on medical-surgical and psychiatric inpatient units long for more and deeper connections with nurses. Patients' dependence on the nursing staff, as well as their perceived powerlessness, creates a situation where patients believe they have to actively find ways to seek needed nursing care. This paper will describe active strategies used by medical-surgical patients to entice nurses within the context of the nurse-patient relationship; strategies designed to mitigate vulnerability and increase interpersonal connection. Implications for nursing practice and for Peplau's Theory of Interpersonal Relations will be presented.

Additional Information

Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 26(2), 205-223.
Language: English
Date: 2005
Nurse-patient relationship

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