Reflective accounts

Nurse-patient relationships

A CPD article improved Georgina O’Reilly-Foley’s knowledge of developing effective therapeutic relationships with patients.
Nurse-patient relationship

A CPD article improved Georgina O’Reilly-Foley’s knowledge of developing effective therapeutic relationships with patients

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article emphasised the importance of nurses establishing effective therapeutic relationships with patients, and provided information about how these relationships can be maintained.

What did you learn from the CPD activity, feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

As a newly qualified nurse, I often feel under pressure to complete all my nursing tasks on time, such as undertaking patient observations, administering medicines and assessing patients’ skin integrity. Reading the article reminded me of the importance of interacting with patients and developing therapeutic relationships with them, which can benefit patients’ well-being and the healthcare system.

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