Countertransference in the nurse-patient relationship: a review of the literature.

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Countertransference is a psychoanalytical concept which, when applied to nursing, refers to the unconscious response of the nurse to the patient. Psychoanalytical concepts such as the unconscious are infrequently mentioned in the nursing literature and have received little research attention. In this paper the literature about the nurse's… (More)

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@article{OKelly1998CountertransferenceIT, title={Countertransference in the nurse-patient relationship: a review of the literature.}, author={Gavin O'Kelly}, journal={Journal of advanced nursing}, year={1998}, volume={28 2}, pages={391-7} }