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  • The Therapeutic Relationship: See me as a person

    It occurred to Mr. Trout that decades of clinical work with mothers and babies--using a model of assessment and intervention utterly dependent on the establishment of a therapeutic connection--might offer some insight into the ways doctors and nurses connect with (or fail to connect with) their own patients. What followed this insight was a collaboration with Mary Koloroutis, MSN, vice-president of Creative Health Care Management in Minneapolis and author of the 2003 text, Relationship-Based Care, to write See Me As A Person:  Creating Therapeutic Relationships with Patients and Their Families.

    Within the world of health care, the act of therapeutic connection is not owned by any one profession. The responsibility to offer authentic and compassionate care to another human being is something we all share. In our chaotic and time-constrained medical and nursing environments in which technical and complex demands prevail, clinicians struggle as they strive every day to connect with the patients and families in their care.

    The purpose of the therapeutic relationship is to facilitate the capacity of patients and their loved ones to cope with illness and to take ownership for their healing and health. The practices described in the book--and brought to life in the CD--are grounded in medical, nursing, and psychological research, and are also plainly built on the healing power of authentic connection.

    To purchase the book and/or CD and to learn more about our work, click here or call 800.728.7766.

    Please visit www.TheTherapeuticRelationship.com

    Join Mary Koloroutis and Michael Trout as they lead a conversation on how to increase the patient experience through relationships.

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    The See Me as a Person CD provides a diversemix of patient stories and caregiver reflections on therapeutic relationships. Each track is carefully crafted to inspire and deepen our experience of what it means to be fully present for those we care for. Includes a 36 page full color booklet with lyrics and track information. Compact Disc, 10 tracks. (2011) • $19.95 • A520CD

    The See Me as a Person CD provides a diverse mix of patient stories and caregiver refl ections on therapeutic relationships.

    Each track is carefully crafted to inspire and deepen our experience of what it means to be fully present for those we care for. Includes a 36-page, full-color booklet with lyrics and track information.

    Compact Disc, 10 tracks. (2011) • $19.95 • A520CD

    The See Me as a Person Book offers guiding principles and a practical methodology that facilitate the clinician’s ability to form authentic relationships which improve patient safety and the overall experience of care.

    Therapeutic relationships are the very heart of Relationship-Based Care.

    Softcover, 464 pages. (2012) • $39.95 • B650

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