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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.

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 →

Last comment by Uptoherern
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 →

Last comment by Remimaco
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 →

Last comment by Janetnzrn

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 →

Last comment by SallyTheCamel
On Negative Feedback

On Negative Feedback

by Ruby Vee - There's being blunt, honest and plain spoken. There's saying what you mean and meaning what you say. There's giving it to you straight, not pulling punches and... Read More →

Last comment by Steffy44
Dealing with Gossip in the Workplace

Dealing with Gossip in the Workplace

by traumaRUs - When discussing gossip in the workplace, here are some tips to follow on this volatile subject Use the nursing process Follow the same nursing process when... Read More →

Last comment by SmilingBluEyes
Ghost Soldiers

Ghost Soldiers

by ghiapet - It may be a cliché or a too often used title. But I couldn’t think of another name to describe them. If you believe in ghosts/spirits, you have to see beyond the... Read More →

Last comment by SLHLPN
Think Before You Speak: The Last Words Your Patient May Hear

Think Before You Speak: The Last Words Your Patient May Hear

by mommy2anangel - It was an ordinary Saturday and I was working as the day-shift charge nurse on the medical-surgical floor of a small community hospital. We were extremely busy due... Read More →

Last comment by CountryMomma
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 →

Last comment by TheCommuter
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 →

Last comment by TheCommuter
Biting Your Tongue

Biting Your Tongue

by Ruby Vee - Things I'd like to say to patients (or their families) and get away with: "I'm so sorry no one told you that drinking a liter of hard liquor a day could cause... Read More →

Last comment by Brandidrn
Nobody Cares About Our Feelings When it's Time to Perform

Nobody Cares About Our Feelings When it's Time to Perform

by TheCommuter - There is a pervasive phenomenon in society that is known as negativity bias. In essence, this means that peoples' minds are more keenly attuned to negative... Read More →

Last comment by KenH
"Nurses are so Mean"

"Nurses are so Mean"

by Ruby Vee - I wish I had a dollar for every post I've read claiming that "nurses are so mean," "nurses are nasty to each other," "nurses eat their young" or "my preceptor is... Read More →

Last comment by WorriedNurse25
Sure to Get Flamed for This

Sure to Get Flamed for This

by Kyrshamarks - I am sure I am about to get flamed for posting this, but I feel the need to anyways. I have been seeing these threads talking about bullying and teachers or... Read More →

Last comment by ktwlpn
Why Do People Bully Me?

Why Do People Bully Me?

by TheCommuter - Unfortunately, bullying is an unpleasant fact of working life for far too many employees in our society. And surveys have discovered that the two workplaces that... Read More →

Last comment by dalemor

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