Compliance: a concept analysis.

L. S. Evangelista

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Compliance has a myriad of definitions. Understanding it as a phenomenon is complicated by the different perspectives of different disciplines. Nurses need to define compliance in a manner that best fits the philosophy of the nursing discipline. This article makes a distinction between the ordinary use and the scientific use of the term compliance. Nurses are challenged to embrace an interactive, transactional process in order to form a partnership with clients, which allows for client choice and control in decision making about carrying out the prescribed behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-12
Number of pages8
JournalNursing forum
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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