Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations Articles - page 4

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.

Be My Friend at the End

Be My Friend at the End

by Dancer3 - It was exciting to work on a busy medical-surgical floor. Although I was occasionally overwhelmed, I can honestly say that I was never bored. After I became... Read More →

Last comment by Esme12
Teamwork...in an imperfect world.

Teamwork...in an imperfect world.

by Anna Flaxis - I recently took a new job where I was just amazed by the teamwork displayed by the entire staff. I was just in awe. But now, the honeymoon is over. I'm starting... Read More →

Last comment by KatL.RN
Hero Worship of Nurses: Misplaced

Hero Worship of Nurses: Misplaced

by NurseDirtyBird - Time and time again, I see threads on this site along the lines of, "How could nurses be that way?" It seems many people, the general public, and students... Read More →

Last comment by exp626
Are you providing great patient care?

Are you providing great patient care?

by Surg-OncRN - I thought about this question as I reflected on my day with my new orientee who has been with me for almost two weeks now. She is a new grad but does have previous... Read More →

Last comment by OCNRN63
Homeless Patients: Considerations

Homeless Patients: Considerations

by TheCommuter - Jacob, a 23-year-old, patiently lays on the bed in a semi-private room on the medical-surgical floor of an urban county-run hospital. The doctors, nurses and other... Read More →

Last comment by ayla2004
The Answer That You Seek

The Answer That You Seek

by jadelpn - There is more than one way to ask a question seeking advice. In these times, it is a good reference to have other nurses who have been there, done that. Even ... Read More →

Last comment by LadyFree28
Exit Strategies For Nurses Who Deal With Overly Talkative Patients

Exit Strategies For Nurses Who Deal With Overly Talkative Patients

by TheCommuter - "I am a nurse who deals with multiple patients during the course of each shift. Sometimes I'll get a patient who simply talks too much and won't let me leave the... Read More →

Last comment by curlygirlie3
Behavior That Just Shouldn't Fly

Behavior That Just Shouldn't Fly

by jadelpn - There's something to be said about being professional. That one's conduct as a nurse is appropriate. There is a tremendous amount of undue stress and drama when a... Read More →

Last comment by gonzo1
Is it fair to say we hate these things or people?

Is it fair to say we hate these things or people?

by jadelpn - There are a number of tasks that we do as nurses that we may not especially enjoy. There are things that we are responsible for as nurses that are not our... Read More →

Last comment by NurseDirtyBird
Inspiration is the Fancy Half of Breathing

Inspiration is the Fancy Half of Breathing

by jadelpn - When did parts of nursing become a weird cult? That somehow, there's a lot of nurses drinking kool-aid at a party where you would prefer water? (or for some a... Read More →

Last comment by OCNRN63
"When was the last time I wow'ed a patient?"

"When was the last time I wow'ed a patient?"

by Mully - I recently went to a job interview and one of the first questions I was asked is, "When was the last time you wow'ed a patient?" Up until this point I thought the... Read More →

Last comment by Lmthompson87
Racial Refusals In Nursing

Racial Refusals In Nursing

by TheCommuter - For starters, 'racial refusal' is a term I constructed several years ago to denote the practice of patients and / or family members who refuse care from certain... Read More →

Last comment by Here.I.Stand
The Patients Who Break Your Heart

The Patients Who Break Your Heart

by VivaLasViejas - Being only human, of course, we sometimes cross the line despite our best efforts...and the nurse whose restless dreams are unpopulated by the ghosts of past... Read More →

Last comment by tattednsgstudent
Nobody likes me, Everyone hates me

Nobody likes me, Everyone hates me

by jadelpn - There has been more than one discussion about nurses who are feeling hated. That someone over them calling the shots are nasty, mean and give one all the "hard"... Read More →

Last comment by priorityjuggler
The Shenanigans Involved With Scripting

The Shenanigans Involved With Scripting

by TheCommuter - Nurses who have the misfortune of working at healthcare facilities that utilize Press Ganey patient satisfaction surveys are probably subjected to the practice of... Read More →

Last comment by LadyFree28
Our Death-Denying Society (Revisited)

Our Death-Denying Society (Revisited)

by TheCommuter - Several high-profile instances of brain death have entered the public's awareness in recent weeks, including the painstakingly tragic demise of 13-year-old student... Read More →

Last comment by sandyfeet
"I see spirits."  Ok, strap on the crazy pants and here we go!

"I see spirits." Ok, strap on the crazy pants and here we go!

by ndoerr - My night started as every other night at work did. Clock in, look up patients, and give out meds for my patient team of seven. I would also read telemetry strips,... Read More →

Last comment by Ilobekeme

EMT and Nursing

by jadelpn - I am both an EMT and a nurse. I like the variety it brings to the table. Many other nurses (both LPN and RN) get involved in both hospital and pre-hospital care... Read More →


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