Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

Therapeutic Partnership

Creating a therapeutic partnership with your client that is also safe, shame-and blame-free begins with planning your learning session. Reflect on what is known about the client: 

  • Are you aware of your client's knowledge and beliefs regarding their illness/condition, care and treatment?
  • How might this impact them or their family?
  • Do you need to gather more information ?