In the therapeutic relationship: ® greet patients appropriately, use their preferred name, and introduce yourself, including your title as a physical therapist.
Sexual relationships with patients are problematic, not only because they may be unethical and may compromise patient care, but because they may lead to civil actions for damages, criminal actions, and disciplinary proceedings by state medical boards. In this assignment the author is going to explore what is a therapeutic relationship, by defining it and describing what elements and skills are necessary to uphold an efficient therapeutic relationship with a patient.
Therapeutic relationships place the patient’s needs first and foremost, and are at the core of physical therapy practice components of a therapeutic relationship that a physical therapist must consider when managing the boundaries of the relationship are: power, trust, respect.
2 the king’s fund 2010 contents acknowledgements 3 about the authors 3 1 introduction 4 2 measuring the therapeutic relationship 7 patient satisfaction surveys 9.