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Mutual timing: an essential component of provider/patient communication.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Publication Date
Volume
14
Issue
1
Pages
19–25
Identifiers
PMID: 11845636
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Nursing has claimed to be privy to a special relationship with patients that differs from other health care professions. When asked to differentiate their care from that of physicians, NPs are often quoted as valuing the psychosocial aspect of care and stressing the importance of their relationship with patients. Many NPs define themselves in terms of relationship, emphasizing strong moral obligations and mutual commitments with their patients. One of the core processes of the effective patient/provider relationship is good communication.

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