Articles: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations

Articles: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations

Learn how to improve nursing colleague and patient relations. allnurses.com staff along with the community will offer advice on handling difficult patient/client encounters. Find ideas on improving patient/client interactions, ways to de-escalate situations, how to improve nursing and healthcare work relationships and foster teamwork.

The Respect You Get

The Respect You Get

by Ruby Vee - It's that time of year again. New nurses have started their first jobs and are experiencing the culture shock as they transition from student to nurse. Many of... Read More →

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The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen

The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen

by Ruby Vee - There are so many . . . . how to choose? There was the woman who'd had an aortic dissection repair, and things didn't go well. She had a perioperitive MI, a CVA... Read More →

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Remember the Geri-Chair?

by Ruby Vee - Long ago and in another state, I worked on a med-surg floor of a famous hospital. At that time, patients waited in the hospital for nursing home beds to become... Read More →

Last comment by GaleSRN
The Patient I Failed

The Patient I Failed

by nerdtonurse? - She knew what she wanted. She'd watched her husband of 52 years die on a vent, and followed his wishes to remain a full code. But she knew that was not what she... Read More →

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Ageism in Nursing: A Pervasive Problem

Ageism in Nursing: A Pervasive Problem

by VickyRN - Mary stewart, age 62, has worked as a registered nurse on the postpartum unit for the past quarter century. She began her long career in nursing in 1972, with her... Read More →

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No patient should ever feel embarrassed.

No patient should ever feel embarrassed.

by awongaemtcc - One patient sticks out tonight… I felt really bad for this older gentleman I took care of today. He came in 79 year old male with new onset shortness of breath. You... Read More →

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It's Already Gone On Long Enough

It's Already Gone On Long Enough

by Ruby Vee - My mother-in-law had a stroke last week. Details are sketchy -- she's several hundred miles away and the daughter who lives closest, a mammography technician, knows... Read More →

Last comment by smowris
To the nurse who held my hand

To the nurse who held my hand

by jaycam - Dear Nurse, You didn't know this but several years ago, I was burned out. That I had forgotten why I loved my job for so long. That despite the nurses I was... Read More →

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A Patient That Changed My Life

by Bortaz, RN - The patient that changed my life – and the lives of my entire family – is a patient that we never even met. Despite being a complete stranger whose name we never... Read More →

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Confessions of a Hospital Administrator

Confessions of a Hospital Administrator

by ServantLeader - Gallup announced the results of its annual "Honesty & Ethics in Profession" recently. I was so pleased to see nurses ranked number one in the survey because they... Read More →

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"I'm not the doctor!"

"I'm not the doctor!"

by sweetdreameRN - Recently my husband's grandmother was a patient in the ICU. I am frequently used as the medical translator in the family, this time wasn't any different. I had... Read More →

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Social Skills in Nursing (Part I): the Art of Validation

Social Skills in Nursing (Part I): the Art of Validation

by TheCommuter - Before proceeding any further, here is a feasible definition of social skills. Also known as soft skills, relational skills or interpersonal skills, the term... Read More →

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The Disrespect Of Nurses

The Disrespect Of Nurses

by TheCommuter - I was at my workplace earlier this month when my supervisor told me about a volatile situation that was unfolding on a different floor between another nurse and a... Read More →

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Nurses eating their young... a different perspective

Nurses eating their young... a different perspective

by Kyrshamarks - Nurses eat their young. It happens and people complain about it like it is a bad thing. It may be in your eyes if you are the one being eaten, but in my eyes I am... Read More →

Last comment by FranEMTnurse
Confessions Of A Nurse With Poor Interpersonal Skills

Confessions Of A Nurse With Poor Interpersonal Skills

by TheCommuter - I've heard that the initial step to solving a problem is admitting that you have one in the first place. Well, my name is TheCommuter and I have a problem with... Read More →

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Domestic Violence:  Telling Her To Leave Is Not Enough

Domestic Violence: Telling Her To Leave Is Not Enough

by Ruby Vee - I know a little bit about domestic violence; I was once in an abusive relationship. Back then, healthcare workers didn't ask you, when you came to the hospital... Read More →

Last comment by angelnurseinstructor
Different Types Of Coworkers

Different Types Of Coworkers

by TheCommuter - Let's face it: our colleagues are rather interesting people. Some of these individuals are awesome and, as a result, our workdays flow smoothly whenever we work... Read More →

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Is it me or am I missing something?

Is it me or am I missing something?

by Eschell2971 - I've been working here for almost 7 months, trying to stick out my one year for experience and my resume'. However, I am conscientious and aim to do a good job for... Read More →

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