Caring for a patient vs. providing medical assistance

  1. When dealing with a patient, which proves more important, genuinely caring for the patient and making them feel comfortable or providing the most efficient medical treatment or is a combination of the two?
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  2. Poll: Which is more important

    • Providing emotional support

      0% 0
    • Providing medical care

      50.00% 1
    • Combination of both

      50.00% 1
    2 Votes
  3. 5 Comments

  4. by   Aurora77
    Is this homework? What do you think about which is more important?
  5. by   SHGR
    Is this a trick question?
  6. by   lsboecken
    No, I have never had a stay at the hospital and am simply curious to know what reality is like working as a nurse. The textbook only teaches so much...
  7. by   IrishErin
    Quote from lsboecken
    No, I have never had a stay at the hospital and am simply curious to know what reality is like working as a nurse. The textbook only teaches so much...
    And that's why you have clinical rotations so that you get the hands-on experience of caring for patients and not just reading theory from a book
  8. by   SubSippi
    In reality, your job is going to center around making sure all of your patients poop on a regular basis.

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