Therapeutic Relationship

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Therapeutic relationship place the client’s needs first and is at the center of professional practice. Therapeutic nurse-patient communication foster positive relationships with patients by building trust, respect, and empathy. In life most things have to have a balance for things to run smoothly. Thus, professional boundaries should have set limits and clearly outline a safe, therapeutic connection between nurse and client. According to College of Nurses Ontario, “Nurses are responsible for effectively establishing and maintaining the limits or boundaries in the nurse client relationship”, College of Nurses Ontario (CNO). Difficulties arise when there is a lack of clarity about when the relationship is personal and when it is professional.

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