Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
Print version ISSN 0080-6234
On-line version ISSN 1980-220X
KANTORSKI, Luciane Prado; PINHO, Leandro Barbosa de; SAEKI, Toyoko and SOUZA, Maria Conceição Bernardo de Mello e. Therapeutic relationship and teaching of mental health psychiatric nursing: tendencies in the State of São Paulo. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2005, vol.39, n.3, pp.317-324. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342005000300010.
This study presents a panorama of the insertion of the thematic of therapeutic relationship and therapeutic communication in undergraduate courses in Nursing in the public universities of the State of São Paulo. This is a qualitative and descriptive-analytical research. Data was collected through a questionnaire applied on professors of the area of Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health from 8 schools and grouped according to the institution, the disciplines, the program and the objectives of the practical activities and practical fields. It was verified that most schools include the therapeutic relationship in their teaching approach, which makes possible the rescue of Nursing as a profession that is concerned with the human being in his/her complexity, in which the know-how is directed to the respect of the patients' limitations, potentialities, needs and interpersonal relations.
Keywords : Psychiatric nursing; Teaching; Mental health.