How much personal info do you share with pts? - page 6

I am a second year RN student. I have had some really nosy, pushy patients the last couple of weeks and it has made me wonder where to draw the therapeutic communication / your asking me too many... Read More

  1. by   turnforthenurse
    You decide where to draw the line. I don't work on a psych floor. Most of the time I have no problem telling a patient I am married and don't have kids if they ask. We have a lot of patients who are veterans or military spouses and they ask what my husband does (he is military) or if he is deployed...again, most of the time I have problem talking about that information. I don't tell them more personal information (like where I live, etc).