Narratives of therapeutic touch

Nurs Stand. 2004 Sep;19(1):33-7. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.


This article aims to increase the understanding of therapeutic touch (TT) and its role in supporting patients with cancer through the different stages of illness. The article includes a number of narratives, collected during an audit and written by patients, to illustrate the use of TT in helping them to cope with the emotional experiences associated with diagnosis and subsequent treatment.

MeSH terms

  • Education, Nursing
  • Humans
  • Narration
  • Neoplasms / nursing
  • Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Therapeutic Touch*