Background: Travelbee's person-to-person relationship model is one of the most useful models in the nursing field because it postulates how the nurse-patient relationship can help improve health status and life satisfaction. Aim: To analyze the application of Joyce Travelbee's model in the person-to-person relationship with older adults. Method: it is a quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional study developed in the nursing home "Mons. Tomas Romero Gross" with a population of 115 older adults of both genders, the data collection was carried out through a survey of therapeutic relationship based on Joyce Travelbee's model. Results: In the original encounter dimension most of the indicators were acceptable as well as emerging identities. In the empathy, compassion and transference dimensions the results were positive. Conclusion: The person-to-person relationship between the nurse and the older adult was good because most of the indicators were acceptable, which is positive because it demonstrates the existence of a relationship between both agents; however, these levels of relationship must be improved to reach optimal levels and thus improve the assistance and care provided to this highly vulnerable population as well as to improve the quality of life in later years.
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