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A Concept Analysis of Otherness

Ryan, Jane Greene PhD, CNM

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e31824621d9
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Otherness is an important concept in understanding the health provider-patient relationship and in creating insights into how to be more present with patients and families. This is an analysis of the concept of Otherness that leads to a definition of the construct.

College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Correspondence: Jane Greene Ryan, PhD, CNM, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, 245 N 15th St MS 501, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (jg345@drexel.edu).

The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.