6 Ways Nurses Can Solve Patient Care Problems
Marijke Durning | NursingLink
Nurses see patients and their families at their worst. Stress felt by the patients because of their illness or injury – or of not knowing what is wrong – can make the most gentle people act out in ways they normally wouldn’t. Since a nurse’s role is to help patients, part of this is helping the patient have a better experience while in the hospital.
What does “making a patient’s experience better,” mean? Are we talking about the new customer service approach that some hospitals are taking? Should nurses be more like public sector workers and be all smiles and politeness? Of course not, but there are things we can do that may help a patient feel better overall. And if our patients are happier, our jobs become that much easier.
We’ve taken a look at six common problems in patient care that nurses frequently face. Follow these tips to help improve the patient experience!
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Featured Author: Marijke Durning
Marijke Vroomen-Durning has been an RN since 1983 and although she has been writing since the mid-90s, she continued to work clinically until last year. Her passion is patient education and helping the general public understand the medical world by translating medicalese into real-life language. Marijke’s popular blog, Marijke: Nurse Turned Writer has been the catalyst for her career as she now claims the number one spot in Google searches if you type in “Nurse writer.”