Exclusion and confirmation: a phenomenology of patients' experiences with caregivers.

@article{Drew1986ExclusionAC,
  title={Exclusion and confirmation: a phenomenology of patients' experiences with caregivers.},
  author={Naomi Drew},
  journal={Image--the journal of nursing scholarship},
  year={1986},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={
          39-43
        }
}
Where there is an imbalance of authority and power, as in the patient-caregiver relationship, the person who is dependent is vulnerable to the emotional message of the other. This phenomenologic exploration of patients' experience with caregivers examined depersonalizing and confirming interactions. Thirty-five hospitalized adults were interviewed. Results produced (a) a composite of caregiver behaviors derived from the subjects' descriptions of depersonalizing and confirming experiences, (b… CONTINUE READING
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