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Patient rapport

A CPD article improved Georgina O’Reilly-Foley’s understanding of developing rapport and trust between nurses and patients.
Patient rapport

A CPD article improved Georgina O’Reilly-Foley’s understanding of developing rapport and trust between nurses and patients

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

The CPD article outlined how nurses can establish, maintain and bring therapeutic relationships to a close with patients. It described the therapeutic relationship as a partnership based on communication, honesty and respect.

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

The article emphasised the importance of person-centred care in providing effective treatment and support that meets patients’ needs, and explained that it is essential for nurses to develop therapeutic relationships with patients to provide such care.

I learned that ‘rapport’ is defined as the ability to establish and sustain a working partnership, and that this is crucial

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