It is the nurse–client
interaction that is toward enhancing the client's well‐being, and the client may be an individual, a
family, a group or a community. Peplau thought the basic element of the
relationship is what goes on between the nurse and patient (Interpersonal
Theory). The relationship depends on the interaction of thoughts, feelings, and
actions of each person. The patient will experience better health when all
their needs are fully considered in the relationship. Following are some points
describing positively on nurse‐client relationship.
Contract‐Setting: the time, place and purpose of meetings as well as
conditions for termination are established between the nurse and client.
Boundaries: roles of
participants are clearly defined, the nurse is defined as a professional
helper, the client's needs and problems are the focus of the interaction.
the nurse should share information only with professional staff who needs to
know. The nurse should obtain client's written permission to share information
with others outside the treatment team.
Therapeutic nurse behaviors: a.) self‐awareness;
b.) genuine, warm and respectful; c.) empathy; d.) cultural sensitivity; e.)
collaborative goal setting; f.) responsible, ethical practice.