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- Nov 16, '12 by Esme12"So, how's that working out for you?" Doesn't give the patient a chance to express concerns. It leads to a single word answer. It doesn't help the nurse explore the patients needs and fears or if the patient has insight to their disease or needs within the limitations of their disease.
I wish you well sounds much nicer that .....So, how's that working out for you....
Patients have plenty of well wishers. They need their nurses to be advocators and teachers.
- Nov 16, '12 by CT PixieIt's a cliche' type sentence which for us falls under non-therapeutic and as cliche'. But since you don't have a specific one that says that I'd say it goes with sterotyped response.