Therapeutic Presencing in Nursing
This paper provides an operational definition of therapeutic presencing as a first step in the systematic analysis of the concept. The Wilsonian method of concept analysis provided the framework for the analysis. The researcher identifies themes explicated from the concept of therapeutic presencing to develop a clear understanding of the concept to nursing. Model cases illustrate the concept further. The result shows that Being, Receiving, Influencing and Participating are the themes most associated with the concept. Moreover, immersion, congruence and empathy were described as the qualities of therapeutic presencing in nursing. Further nursing research needs to test the theoretical relationship between concept of therapeutic presencing and outcome variables.
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