Therapeutic relationships

What are therapeutic relationships?

The therapeutic relationship refers to the relationship between a patient and a clinician. Many patients consider it to be the most important component of care, and therefore it should influence how well patients engage with services, and how well they show improvements from therapy.

What is the evidence on therapeutic relationships?

Moderate quality evidence suggests good therapeutic relationships can be associated with increased medication adherence and improved symptoms.

February 2020

Last updated at: 6:19 am, 25th February 2020
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