ElizabethScala1 is a BSN, MSN and specializes in psychiatry, community health, wellness.
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Distractions abound on every nursing shift. Nurses are constantly pushed and pulled in every direction with numerous interruptions. Call lights, doctors’ questions, new orders, phone calls, colleagues needing help, patient family members… the list is endless. And every once in awhile, we get a moment -- maybe a magical moment? -- to connect with our patients. Really connect. But do we have the energy? Or even remember how? Here are three steps to connecting with patients.