Therapeutic alliance in mental health nursing: An evolutionary concept analysis

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Zugai, Joel Sebastian, Stein-Parbury, Jane and Roche, Michael Anthony. (2015) Therapeutic alliance in mental health nursing: An evolutionary concept analysis. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 36(4), pp. 249 - 257. https://doi.org/10.3109/01612840.2014.969795
AuthorsZugai, Joel Sebastian, Stein-Parbury, Jane and Roche, Michael Anthony
Abstract

The concept of therapeutic alliance is relevant in contemporary mental health care, as the consumer-led recovery movement promotes the development of collaborative relationships, and is focussed on the consumer's individual concept of wellbeing. An evolutionary concept analysis was undertaken to establish a contemporary interpretation of therapeutic alliance for mental health nursing. The CINAHL, Scopus and PsycINFO databases were searched for articles (n = 322), with 52 deemed appropriate for analysis. Therapeutic alliance is characterised by mutual partnerships between nurses and consumers, and is dependent on a humanistic healthcare culture. Therapeutic alliance is associated with enhanced consumer outcomes and experiences with care.

KeywordsZugai_2015_Therapeutic_alliance_in_mental_health_nursing
Year2015
JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Journal citation36 (4), pp. 249 - 257
PublisherInforma Healthcare
ISSN0161-2840
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3109/01612840.2014.969795
Page range249 - 257
Research GroupSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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