I'm doing a bit of research for a project I'm working on. The first part inevitably requires asking how can we be "better" nurses for our patients. I decided to look at the other side of the issue as well by asking How can our patients be better patients for health care providers? For example having a list of current medications prepared before they get sick to bring to the hospital or being more active in their care. I would like to hear responses to either one of the questions....professionally formulated or even just what drives you nuts!
Also, if you have been a patient yourself, I would like to hear your stories...your impression of the care you received NOT as a nurse-patient but as a patient receiving nursing care.
I've been in that situation with major surgery 5+ times and have plenty to say about the quality of the nurses from a patients perspective...some that I had worked with for years.