nurse-client relationship

A nurse-client relationship is a process where a nurse and the client or patient interact and share information and facts in a verbal or nonverbal form. This communication greatly helps in the nursing assessments. This relationship is normally referred to as ‘therapeutic’ and its
foundation should be based on mutual respect and trust between the nurse and client. The researcher agrees with the statement, “nurse client relationships often begin during periods
of disruption, uncertainty, and unpredictability in patient’s lives” (Smith and Marilyn 2015). A
nurse-client relationship should focus on the client’s needs hence professional boundaries should be maintained. This is the space between a nurse’s power and a patient’s susceptibility. These boundaries in most case have prevented a good nurse-patient relationship because it prevents nurses from any emotional connection and little empathy should be shown as the nurse should