Relationships between nurse-expressed empathy, patient-perceived empathy and patient distress.

  title={Relationships between nurse-expressed empathy, patient-perceived empathy and patient distress.},
  author={Joanne Kaye Olson},
  journal={Image--the journal of nursing scholarship},
  volume={27 4},
It is increasingly important that nursing care be associated with measurable patient outcomes. A correlational study examined relationships between nurse-expressed empathy and two patient outcomes: patient perceived empathy and patient distress. Subjects (N = 140) were randomly selected from RNs and patients on medical and surgical units in two urban, acute care hospitals. Nurse-subjects (N = 70) completed two measures of nurse-expressed empathy: the Behavioral Test of Interpersonal Skills and… CONTINUE READING
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