Parallels of the nurse-patient, facilitator-learner trust relationships as they affect the national economy

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Book Chapter

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Handbook of Research on Technologies for Improving the 21st Century Workforce: Tools for Lifelong Learning


This chapter addresses the necessity of a clearer understanding of the vital element of trust. Trust is a strong common element in both education and healthcare with the possibility of influencing not only our personal lives but that of our national economy. A concept analysis including step by step construction for the analysis of the nurse-patient trust as it applies to willingness to seek healthcare and implications are presented in this chapter. The parallel of the nurse-patient and facilitator-learner relationship is identified along with implications on the national economy. The purpose in this chapter is to call attention to the elemental phenomenon of trust and encourage individual reflection, continued research, and implementation of trust into these two vital disciplines and in life itself.



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