joyce travelbee's theoritical theory?

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    Interpersonal Aspects of Nursing is an important theory that strives to bring the focus of nursing back to therapeutic means of treatment. While the science of nursing has much to do with the quality of patient recovery, Joyce Travelbee's theory suggests that a positive nurse-patient relationship can bring about a favorable patient outcome. FAR ahead of her time with her call (in 1949!) for natural childbirth, prenatal instruction, father participation in birth process, and rooming-in!

    "Human to Human Relationship Model"

    Travelbee's experience in initial psych nursing practice at a Catholic charity hospital led her to believe that the care given in these type of institutions lacked compassion. She felt nursing needed a "humanistic revolution" and a renewed focus on caring as central to nursing--she warned that if this didn't happen, consumers might seek a "new and different kind of health care worker." Travelbee's ideas have greatly influenced the hospice movement. Travelbee died tragically young at age 47 while beginning doctoral study.

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