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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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