18) 2004

Thomas et al.

The Caring Relationships Created by Nurse Practitioners and the

Ones Nursed: Implications for Practice.

To uncover the caring experienced in the NP-nursed


Phenomenological study. The design was Schoenhofer’s Nursing as Caring research praxis approach. 14 key informants were interviewed in their respective outpatient settings.

Attributes of the caring between the NPs and the ones nursed composed the main outcome measures.

The themes emerging from the dialogue data were love, respect, trust, mutuality, spiritual expression, and

enhanced personhood.

19) 2004

Mok E., Chiu P.C. Nurse-patient relationships in palliative care.

To report a study exploring aspects of nurse-patient relationships in palliative care.

Qualitative data from 10 hospice nurses and 10 terminally ill patients by means of open ended unstructured interviews.

Four major categories emerged from the perspectives of patients and nurses: 1) forming a relationship of trust; 2) being part of the family; 3) refilling with fuel along the journey of living and dying; and 4) enriched experiences.

20) 2003

Battaglia et al.

Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence Speak Out.

To identify characteristics that facilitate trust in the patient-provider relationship among survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV).

27 female survivors of IPV. Semi structured, open-ended interviews. Grounded theory methods. A community advisory group, composed of advocates, counselors and IPV survivors, helped interpret themes.

These IPV survivors identified 5 dimensions of provider behavior that facilitate trust in their clinical relationship. Strengthening these provider behaviors may increase trust with patients and thus improve disclosure of and referral for IPV.