Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations Articles - page 6

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.

I'm just not that into you

I'm just not that into you

by jadelpn - "Old nurses are just so mean!" "Young grads are really mean!" "The doctors are mean!" "My co-workers are mean!" "The patients are demanding and mean!" How... Read More →

Last comment by FranEMTnurse
Control Issues

Control Issues

by jadelpn - In the novel "The Lazarus Project" one quote comes to mind-- "There are moments in life when it is all turned inside out--what is real becomes unreal, what is... Read More →

Last comment by Fannie'sMom
We are ALL on the same team.

We are ALL on the same team.

by Mully - You know what I'm freaking sick of? Mixed-unit and mixed-discipline hostilities. Or at least that's what I call it. I'm talking about the constant... Read More →

Last comment by besaangel
You Can't Go Home Again

You Can't Go Home Again

by VivaLasViejas - It was just an ancient nursing home, with Vander lifts parked in the too-narrow hallways and the hustle and bustle of staff members on their way to answer the... Read More →

Last comment by SoldierNurse22
Broken Hearted.  AKA: A Valentine's Story Sweet Enough to Rot Your Teeth

Broken Hearted. AKA: A Valentine's Story Sweet Enough to Rot Your Teeth

by CheesePotato - Warning: Proceed with caution! The following is so sickeningly sweet, so saccharine, that it will rot your teeth. And I do mean rot 'em good. I am a cynic to... Read More →

Last comment by twopurpleskittles
Is your colleague a mind reader? Or just plain lazy

Is your colleague a mind reader? Or just plain lazy

by madwife2002 - Everybody around me at work reacts to situations by becoming angry, retaliatory, vindictive and mean. Nobody I work with and I mean nobody I work with looks at the... Read More →

Last comment by chicagonurse89
The Workplace Victim

The Workplace Victim

by TheCommuter - Unfortunately, many of our coworkers and colleagues are self-made victims who have the 'woe is me' outlook on life. According to Phin (2012), there can be no doubt... Read More →

Last comment by AlabamaBelle
You Might Be The Last Person Whom The Patient Sees Before He Dies

You Might Be The Last Person Whom The Patient Sees Before He Dies

by TheCommuter - One of my sweet patients, a gentleman in his late 80s, died not too long ago. To keep things short and sweet, I will leave out the major details surrounding his... Read More →

Last comment by katelg03
A Nation Of Nonreaders

A Nation Of Nonreaders

by TheCommuter - I first noticed this serious problem when I was 19 years old and working at a grocery store. One of my coworkers, a middle-aged mother of three who had been... Read More →

Last comment by monkeybug
No Man is an Island: Musings on Grief, Bonding, and Candy

No Man is an Island: Musings on Grief, Bonding, and Candy

by CheesePotato - It is said that no man is an island entire of itself. At one point in one of my more contemplative less than sober moments, I pondered if the disagreement with... Read More →

Last comment by silverbat
A Plea to Nurses Everywhere

A Plea to Nurses Everywhere

by SarahLeeRN - I don't seem to process everything that I see, hear and do at work until I am home. My lack of reflection until later might have something to do with running around... Read More →

Last comment by salvadordolly
A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home

by jaelpn - My name is Julie- I've been employed at S***** since January 2009. I am the full-time LPN in the evening. Throughout these last four years, I've come to learn... Read More →

Last comment by 1feistymama
Meaningful Interaction: A Study in Comfort

Meaningful Interaction: A Study in Comfort

by CheesePotato - The following contains real life tasteless jokes told by a healthcare professional. Proceed with caution. In every family there are different traditions and... Read More →

Last comment by Esme12
The Present-Oriented Patient

The Present-Oriented Patient

by TheCommuter - Even though the telephone conversation took place more than four years ago, I remember the details with striking clarity. My best friend, who was working as a... Read More →

Last comment by jamie876
Why In The Heck Should I Be A Loyal Nurse?

Why In The Heck Should I Be A Loyal Nurse?

by TheCommuter - As a nurse, is it really worth it to show loyalty to your place of employment? Perhaps there truly are benefits to being a loyal employee. Maybe not. Your... Read More →

Last comment by Babs1953
Are we forcing team work but shying away from relationships

Are we forcing team work but shying away from relationships

by madwife2002 - How to balance work and home life has been a challenge. As a nurse, I do not know how I have done it through the past 24 years. I have encountered many obstacles... Read More →

Last comment by Clementia
Dear Family Members

Dear Family Members

by TheCommuter - Forewarning: this is an open letter that contains explicit material with which not everyone will find agreeable. However, these are my inner thoughts. Dear... Read More →

Last comment by SleeepyRN
Stamp out Gossip today

Stamp out Gossip today

by madwife2002 - Discrimination, sexism and bullying in the work place appear to be on the increase which concerns me a great deal. It comes under many guises and is not always easy... Read More →

Last comment by madwife2002

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