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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.

After eleven years as a nurse I was reminded why I became one

After eleven years as a nurse I was reminded why I became one

by cinlou - June 7, 1989: Last night I went to work with a feeling of dismay. One more night of the same ungratified work. Nursing was becoming a profession I wasn't sure I... Read More →

Last comment by Ponting
What She Couldn't Tell You

What She Couldn't Tell You

by CountryMomma - We've all met this type of mom before. It's 2330, her 8 year old daughter is struggling to breathe, and you know for a fact you saw them two weeks ago for the same... Read More →

Last comment by sissiesmama
Can we all just get along: Communicating through 4 generations of Nurses

Can we all just get along: Communicating through 4 generations of Nurses

by Cynthiahowardrnphd - Each generation has it's own defining experience and viewpoint and sees the world through that lens. Think about your work group; do you have different generations... Read More →

Last comment by firstinfamily
Let Negativity Roll off Your Back: Learn to Set Boundaries

Let Negativity Roll off Your Back: Learn to Set Boundaries

by Cynthiahowardrnphd - Do you get caught up in other people's drama? Are you easily affected when someone makes a negative comment? When someone starts gossiping do you stay to hear the... Read More →

Last comment by firstinfamily
God Hates Nurses Now

God Hates Nurses Now

by Ruby Vee - I was sitting in the waiting room of my oncologist's office, about an hour into the wait, when I got restless and got up to ask how much longer Dr.... Read More →

Last comment by Nola009
Being Beside One's Self

Being Beside One's Self

by jadelpn - Face it, being new is not easy. New nurses, new to a unit, new to a specialty, they all are overwhelming at first. Nurses can and do find that the successful... Read More →

What I Would Love To Send to My Hospital's Inpatient DON

What I Would Love To Send to My Hospital's Inpatient DON

by Lev <3 - This is what needs to be instituted to keep your nurses and patients happy: Mandated nurse to patient ratios The suggested ratios are: 1:5 Acute care, 1:4-5... Read More →

Last comment by icuRNmaggie
Nurses With Low Self-Esteem: Please Seek Help

Nurses With Low Self-Esteem: Please Seek Help

by TheCommuter - Self-esteem can be defined as the extent to which we deem our value, worth, and competence as a person. It factors significantly in how we view ourselves and the... Read More →

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Boundaries

Boundaries

by jadelpn - Patients are vulnerable. They are relying on nursing to give them care, encourage their independence, to increase or maintain their functional level. This takes a... Read More →

Last comment by cinlou
Small Gifts

Small Gifts

by nursemarion - Over the years I have received a lot of gifts from patients and their families. Nurses are not really supposed to accept gifts, and I would never accept money of... Read More →

Last comment by whofan
High-Value and Low-Value Patients

High-Value and Low-Value Patients

by TheCommuter - A handful of readers might have had knee-jerk reactions after reading the title of this piece. Some of you were probably frowning as you muttered to yourselves,... Read More →

Last comment by Libby1987
"Bad Patients" - A Labor of Love

"Bad Patients" - A Labor of Love

by sbush86 - Who was your last "bad" patient? Mine was ThreeTimes an Hour. At least,that was the average timing of my patient ringing the call bell that night. Often times... Read More →

Last comment by TeeZee
Part 2: The Good the Bad and the Ugly Boundaries

Part 2: The Good the Bad and the Ugly Boundaries

by Cynthiahowardrnphd - The Ugly (Absent) Boundaries Let's first look at what happens without any boundaries. Not being able to set any boundaries or limits can result when someone does... Read More →

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The Fine Line

The Fine Line

by Julie Reyes - The fine line between being a professional with compassion and empathy with CLEAR boundaries versus being, well - me, runs a bit blurry. I remember this being... Read More →

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Is This Real, or Just a Fantasy

Is This Real, or Just a Fantasy

by jadelpn - So I got to thinking. What if the tables turned a bit. It may be the lack of sufficient coffee that has lead me to think about what would happen to nursing if part... Read More →

Last comment by Aurora77
Left Speechless

Left Speechless

by WoosahRN - He had just turned 18 when he came into the ER with chest and shoulder pain. I walked into his room and introduced myself. He was polite and soft spoken. I asked... Read More →

Last comment by iwillbebackinamin
PR in Nursing Has Taken the Front Seat in Patient Care

PR in Nursing Has Taken the Front Seat in Patient Care

by jadelpn - PR is big business in nursing. In order to have positive PR, a facility has to have a positive image. It is sometimes a difficult thing to be a well respected... Read More →

Last comment by Wheels28
Domestic Violence:  What Leaving Feels Like

Domestic Violence: What Leaving Feels Like

by Ruby Vee - Imagine you got up from your computer right this minute, and walked out of your house knowing you will never, ever come back. Maybe you had a chance to grab... Read More →

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