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Son: Countertransference Experience of Nursing Students in Psychiatric Nursing Practice



This study was done to describe the countertransference experience of nursing students in psychiatric nursing practice.


Data were analyzed using Strauss and Corbin's grounded theory. Individual in-depth interviews were conducted with 13 participants who were women nursing students.


The core category was “narrowing mind distance with patients by exploring countertransference”. The countertransference experience process consisted of four sequential phases: exploring a countertransference, managing a countertransference, increasing understanding of patients, and establishing a trusting relationship.


The results from the study contribute to promoting understanding of the countertransference experience of nursing students' during nursing practise and should be helpful in therapeutic communication competence education.

Figures and Tables

Figure 1

Countertransference experience process of nursing students in psychiatric nursing.

Table 1

Category Analysis Using Paradigm Model



CONFLICTS OF INTEREST The author declared no conflicts of interest.


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