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Connecting with chronically ill patients to improve treatment adherence

Silva, Giovana G. MSN, RN, AGNP-C; Swartz, Martha K. PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN; Molony, Sheila L. PhD, RN, GNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000452975.53934.3d
Feature: PATIENT-PROVIDER RELATIONSHIPS

Abstract: This study presents an integrative review of the literature assessing the relationships among a patient's style in coping with a long-term health condition, the patient-practitioner therapeutic alliance, and treatment adherence among chronically ill adults. Evidence-based recommendations to improve nurse practitioner-patient therapeutic alliance and treatment adherence are suggested.

This study presents an integrative literature review assessing the relationships between a patient's manner of coping with a long-term health condition, the patient-practitioner therapeutic alliance, and treatment adherence among chronically ill adults. Evidence-based recommendations are suggested.

Giovana G. Silva is an adult and geriatric nurse practitioner and Martha K. Swartz is a professor and associate dean at Yale University School of Nursing, West Haven, Conn. Sheila L. Molony is a directory of quality improvement at Connecticut Community Care, Inc., Wethersfield, Conn.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins