Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations Articles

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.

Self esteem as a tool in nursing

Self esteem as a tool in nursing

by omoladams - Self esteem is an ingredient of living a successful life and career, characterized with good interpersonal relationship, self- actualization, and achievemen. It's... Read More →

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 →

Last comment by Beccal8
Please Don't  Judge Patients

Please Don't Judge Patients

by NurseLife88 - Its not easy to be a nurse, nor is it easy to be human at that. We make mistakes. We have feelings. We have opinions. And we also have judgements because thats... Read More →

Last comment by pigginsrn
Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

by TheCommuter - My workplace, a freestanding specialty hospital owned by a for-profit corporation that operates multiple facilities across the United States, has been having recent... Read More →

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ICU with a toxic environment

ICU with a toxic environment

by mindy kaling - In my last year of nursing school, before graduating, I got offered a critical care nurse resident position in a level one Trauma hospital. This was very exciting... Read More →

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Remember the Geri-Chair?

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 Crikit
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 →

Last comment by TSWaller
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 →

Last comment by GaleSRN
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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Magnet 2017 - Bullying, Evidence Based Practice

Magnet 2017 - Bullying, Evidence Based Practice

by traumaRUs - We have all heard of the concept bullying. A sometimes over-used word but one that needs to be addressed. AllNurses staff recently attended the 2017 Magnet... Read More →

Last comment by wondern
Bullying in the Workplace

Bullying in the Workplace

by Julie Reyes - October is National Bullying Awareness Month. Bullying can occur in places other than on the schoolyard or in the school hallways. Bullying in the workplace is a... Read More →

Last comment by RNintheBay
Nurses: Oppression Can Stop With You

Nurses: Oppression Can Stop With You

by TheCommuter - The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines oppression as unjust or cruel exercise of authority or power. Due to its position on the social ladder combined with the... Read More →

Last comment by Proverbs16:24
Breaking Bread in the Breakroom

Breaking Bread in the Breakroom

by DontStealMyPenRN - The term “breaking bread” is often synonymous with the act of sharing a meal in a social environment. Throughout our lives, meaningful relationships are cultivated... Read More →

Last comment by Penelope_Pitstop
"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 →

Last comment by registered.nobody

"Nurses Eating Their Young"

by Doc Lori, R.N. - In homage to an Allnurses member who wrote a wonderful article entitled "Nurses Are So Mean", I'd like to provide excerpts from my personal blog which I wrote not... Read More →

Last comment by Ruby Vee
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 →

Last comment by honeyforasalteyfish
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 →

Last comment by maelstrom143
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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