Interpersonal Aspects of Nursing has 9 ratings and 0 reviews: Published August 1st by F. A. Davis Company, pages, Hardcover. Title, Interpersonal aspects of nursing. Author, Joyce Travelbee. Edition, 2. Publisher, F. A. Davis Company, Original from, the University of Michigan. Title, Interpersonal Aspects of Nursing. Author, Joyce Travelbee. Publisher, F. A. Davis Company, Length, pages. Export Citation, BiBTeX EndNote.

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From inside the book. The theory is applicable to and has been used in the hospice movement, helping terminally ill individuals and their families find meaning in suffering and fostering hope, even at end of life Herth, Open Preview See a Problem?

Since the understanding of nursing theory changes as it is analyzed and tested, it is helpful to critically appraise concepts and constructs, creating a framework upon which to further build. Basically, nursing is a relationship of human being to human being” p As noted, every human experiences sufferingas it is a part of being human. No attempt is made to be specific or concrete at the metaparadigm level” p All contact with ill persons helps fulfill the purpose of nursing.

This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is for non-commercial purposes. The AP has an opportunity to promote human-to-human connections.


Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Jm added it Sep travellbee, The Human-to-Human Relationship Theory has the potential for global use within nursing, as we are all human, we all have distress, and we all suffer. An individual will react to illness depending on culture, symptom burden, and whether there is a related significance to those symptoms.

Human beings are unique, irreplaceable, ever evolving, and interacting Travelbee, Human beings perceive and relate their own sense of health and illness. Nursing is an interpersonal connection, whereby the nurse facilitates the progress of a travelbeee, a family, or a community in preventing or coping with an illness or with suffering in ways that could lead to finding meaning with the experience.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Our uniqueness is defined by our perceptions of self and other. Through the emergence of various personal identities, both humans attempt to relate or find meaning in their encounter.

Interpersonal Aspects of Nursing

As a human who understands humanness, the AP anticipates human suffering, even in silence, and promotes a therapeutic relationship that allows for the exploration of meaning.

Human relationships become therapeutic as they pass through expected steps or stages. The analysis and evaluation of theory involve objective descriptions and judgments about the extent to which theories meet certain criteria Fawcett, Travelbee stated as cited by Pokorny, that nursing is accomplished beginning with “the original encounter, which progresses through stages of emerging identities, developing feelings of empathy and later, sympathy, until the nurse and the patient attain rapport” p Nurse as well as patient, family, or community under the umbrella of illness is human.


Interpersonal aspects of nursing Joyce Travelbee Snippet view – Conceptual frameworks are constructs joined together as a basis to form a new theory.

Appraising Travelbee’s Human-to-Human Relationship Model

The metaparadigm of nursing: No trivia or quizzes yet. As we understand our own humanness, we grow and develop more humanness.

The human being is defined by Travelbee, as “a unique irreplaceable individual—a one-time being in this world, like yet unlike any person who ever lived or ever will live” p Humans may see illness as having merit or as unavoidable. Travelbee pointed out: The explication of theory is a critical jiyce necessary process that is both empiric and aesthetic, thus allowing for alternative opportunities to find scientific truth.

Accessibility At quick glance, this theory defines concepts but does not have operational definitions for empiric research.

Interpersonal Aspects of Nursing – Hope & Optimism

The assumptions involve humans, who are johce, relating to humans who are suffering, are in distress, or have the potential to suffer. Venzislav marked it as to-read Nov 27, Footnotes The author has no potential conflicts of interest to disclose. Health is defined as being both subjective and objective. Books by Joyce Travelbee.

Foremost, the assumption of nursing is to establish a human-to-human relationship.