Exploring evidence of the therapeutic relationship in forensic psychiatric nursing.

@article{Martin2003ExploringEO,
  title={Exploring evidence of the therapeutic relationship in forensic psychiatric nursing.},
  author={Thomas J Martin and Annette F. Street},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing},
  year={2003},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={543-51}
}
While the body of nursing research in forensic psychiatry is growing rapidly, the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship in secure hospitals needs to be further examined. This paper reports on a research project that found two representations of the nurse-patient relationship in two male acute secure inpatient units. One representation was formed by the data collected from the unit nurses in semistructured interviews. The nurses valued the relationship and described their practice as… CONTINUE READING

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