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Touch Chapter I Properties of Touch Meaning of Touch npes of Touch Qualities of Touch Patterns of Touch Nurse-Patient Touch ThresRolds for Touch Mo the-Idan f Touch Human Responses Associated with Touch Developmental Respoplses In ferpersonaI Respom~p Psyckological Respomes Synthesis of Research Findings Recommendations for Future Research In this review of research, published studies are examined in which physical contact between persons is a major phenomenon of interest. Excluded from the review is research (a) that involves contact using intermediary objects or equipment, such as in nursing procedures, (b) in which the effects of touch are not examined specifically even though its influence may be readily apparent in the treatment or con- RESEARCH ON NWRMHG PRACTICE text .for study, or (c) in which the term touch is used to describe movement of the hand above the actuaI surface of the body, as in the work of Krieger (1975) and others. In addition, only studies where nurses assumed a major role as investigators have been included, mn though the content of research in other fields might have been related closely to nursing research. These limitations reflect an attempt to examine a body of congruent research with direct implkations for the discipline http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annual Review of Nursing Research Springer Publishing

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Publisher
Springer Publishing
ISSN
0739-6686
eISSN
1944-4028
DOI
10.1891/0739-6686.6.1.3
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Abstract

Chapter I Properties of Touch Meaning of Touch npes of Touch Qualities of Touch Patterns of Touch Nurse-Patient Touch ThresRolds for Touch Mo the-Idan f Touch Human Responses Associated with Touch Developmental Respoplses In ferpersonaI Respom~p Psyckological Respomes Synthesis of Research Findings Recommendations for Future Research In this review of research, published studies are examined in which physical contact between persons is a major phenomenon of interest. Excluded from the review is research (a) that involves contact using intermediary objects or equipment, such as in nursing procedures, (b) in which the effects of touch are not examined specifically even though its influence may be readily apparent in the treatment or con- RESEARCH ON NWRMHG PRACTICE text .for study, or (c) in which the term touch is used to describe movement of the hand above the actuaI surface of the body, as in the work of Krieger (1975) and others. In addition, only studies where nurses assumed a major role as investigators have been included, mn though the content of research in other fields might have been related closely to nursing research. These limitations reflect an attempt to examine a body of congruent research with direct implkations for the discipline

Journal

Annual Review of Nursing ResearchSpringer Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 1988

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