Where's my thank-you card? - page 5

I feel a little silly writing this, but I want to hear from other nurses and maybe you can shed some light on this. Ok..I feel a little stupid but here goes...I work in a small hospital as a labor... Read More

  1. by   Mamavivianne
    I see how that is possible. I work in a rehab unit and though busier than I can handle, I occassionally spend a little more than enough times with some patients. I have noticed that the ones I have spent more time with (after my "nursing-them time") kind of like me more that the ones I haven't spent that extra time with. Humans are social beings and enjoy a little friendly company in times of stress (like hospitalization) so they naturally would prefer the one who "hungs out more" . Lets face it, the one who manages to "hung out" as much as you seem to say , has to be the one who doesn't work enough!!
    As for you, Kind-heart, it's unfortunate that the pts don't stay long enough to know who is the real gem!!
  2. by   Nurset45
    I know exactly how you feel. I was just thinking why not me just the other day. There is one particular nurse that I work with that went to the same college as myself and graduated a few months ahead of me. Has NO, I mean No personality and has gotten a gift card because some patient mentioned her name . Here I am, giving 110% to my patients and they always tell me, "you're the best nurse I had so far, blah, blah, blah..."
  3. by   PattonD
    I think what we are talking about here is the misunderstanding/ignorance of the "Amiable" social style. NOT personality, but rather social style!


    Here are a few tips from me:

    1. Learn what style you are
    2. Don't try to be a style other then your own (be yourself)
    3. Learn what style your patient is
    4. Do something to accomodate their preferences
    5. Never think that all patients should be treated equal
    6. Never treat a patient a certain way just because that is the way you would like to be treated.
    7. Treat patients like they want to be treated!