Lotte242 1,165 Views
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I was wondering if I could get some input from you all about how you feel about uncooperative patients. Do you feel like a loss of control in care is the biggest reason patients are difficult or unwilling to cooperate? Do you think effective communication skills such as how to be assertive, what body language to use, and actively listening to patients would help in getting them to be more cooperative?
Any ideas and input would be really great.
Hi. For my accuplacer I got 106 on reading comprehension, 109 on math, and 119 on sentence skills. I applied to my schools nursing program last year fresh out of high school and did not do as well on the accuplacer as my current scores. My previous scores were ok for the reading comprehension and sentence skills (close to my current scores) but my math last year was 75. This was basically the deciding factor for me not getting in so the improvement in my scores to this year should really help. (I don't find out if I get into the program till May) From my experience the accuplacer scores are really really crucial into making it into nursing school. It all depends on how many people apply and what their scores are like.
Hope this helps.:spin:
Thank you all for the great responses. I definitely think that knowing effective communication skills is very important to gain cooperation from patients. Being assertive is probably one of the most important skills to have when dealing with other people in any situation even outside of nursing. How do you all feel about actively involving your patients in their care? Giving them choices, etc. Also, does having an uncooperative patient increase the stress level you feel while at the work place?
I need some input and personal knowledge on dealing with an uncooperative patient (This regards your mentally competent everyday adult patient; no psychiatric patients, pediatrics, or geriatrics). What would you say is the biggest cause for any uncooperative behavior. Do you think a guide on effective communication skills would be helpful as a reference to go to for information on tactics to use to achieve better cooperation?
Any ideas, input, and knowledge would be very helpful!!!
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