Nursing: Therapeutic Relationships In Critical Care Nursing

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According to the American College of Preventative Medicine (2011), non-adherence to medications is estimated to cause 125,000 deaths annually and overall, about 20% to 50% of patients are non-adherent to medical therapy. Through my personal experience working in the healthcare field, I have observed an increasing number of patients seemingly detached from the seriousness of their medical diagnoses, as the majority of my patients have taken very little personal responsibility in their own healing and overall health. While these patients have a variety of medical issues, they do share similar characteristics: disengagement from their medical diagnoses and taking the necessary steps towards healing, health and vitality. In my work or in my clinical experiences, I get frustrated when patients are …show more content…

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