[Child psychiatry, the question of a kiss]

Soins Psychiatr. 2010 Sep-Oct;(270):27-9.
[Article in French]


What should child psychiatry care workers do when a child spontaneously embraces or kisses them? This questioning goes far beyond the fact of kissing and raises the question of the nature of the healthcare relationship and environment. While theoretical knowledge is necessary, it is not sufficient for achieving phronesis or "practical wisdom".

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child Behavior / ethics
  • Child Behavior / psychology
  • Child Psychiatry / ethics*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Love*
  • Nonverbal Communication* / psychology
  • Nurse-Patient Relations / ethics*
  • Professional Competence
  • Psychiatric Nursing / ethics*
  • Psychology, Child / ethics