Connecting with chronically ill patients to improve treatment adherenceSilva, Giovana G. MSN, RN, AGNP-C; Swartz, Martha K. PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN; Molony, Sheila L. PhD, RN, GNP-BCThe Nurse Practitioner: September 18th, 2014 - Volume 39 - Issue 9 - p 42–48 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000452975.53934.3d Feature: PATIENT-PROVIDER RELATIONSHIPS Abstract In Brief Author Information 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. Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.