Not just another annual exam: thoughts on the nurse-patient relationship
Graduate School of Nursing
*Empathy; Female; Humans; Nurse's Role; *Nurse-Patient Relations
Well-woman check-ups, also known as annual examinations, offer advance practice nurses an opportunity to assess health and promote wellness of women across the lifespan. Although regarded as a “routine” office visit by some, the following story of an encounter at an annual exam demonstrates the importance of these visits. There can be far-reaching effects on both the client and nurse from these visits.
Theroux, Rosemary T., "Not just another annual exam: thoughts on the nurse-patient relationship" (2011). Women’s Health Research Faculty Publications. 539.