The Nurse-Patient Relationship: Components, Phases & Outcomes


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Which of the following accurately describes a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship.

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1. This is NOT a component of a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship.

2. This phase happens before the nurse meets the patient and is a time for building self-awareness.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The care a nurse provides to his or her patients can have a profound effect on the patient's healing process and wellbeing. The questions in this quiz and corresponding worksheet will test your knowledge of therapeutic nurse-patient relationships and the specific phases of that relationship as it progresses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo will ask you to identify:

  • What constitutes a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship
  • Specific elements in each phase of this relationship
  • The goals each phase is seeking to achieve

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on therapeutic nurse-patient relationships
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the phase that occurs prior to the initial encounter of a nurse and patient and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the working phase and the termination phase

Additional Learning

View the accompanying lesson called The Nurse-Patient Relationship: Components, Phases & Outcomes to get a better understanding of this topic. The instructor will elaborate on:

  • The importance of eye contact and respecting boundaries
  • How to build a rapport with patients
  • Active listening
  • Verbal and non-verbal cues