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Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship

At the core of nursing is the therapeutic nurse-client relationship. The College's Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship, Revised 2006, practice standard describes the expectations for all nurses in establishing, maintaining and terminating a therapeutic relationship.


  1. Identify the five components of the nurse-client relationship.
  2. Describe how nurses maintain boundaries within the nurse-client relationship.
  3. Identify strategies that protect clients from abuse.


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Chapter 1 - An Overview


Chapter 2 - Therapeutic Communication and Client Centred Care


Chapter 3 - Maintaining Boundaries


Chapter 4 - Protecting the Client from Abuse

Page last reviewed July 01, 2023