Nurses: When the family is in Healthcare

Nurses: When the family is in Healthcare

The family or friend of your patient is “medical” or “in the medical field” or in “Healthcare”. How you communicate with them will be very different than someone who is not.

It can be difficult sometimes because of perceived tension, expectations and potential barriers created by both parties. Yes, both parties, the bedside Nurse or the fellow Healthcare professional visitor.

The most common mistake between both parties is false assumption.

Here are a couple things I would think of when the family is “medical”:

  1. It makes for a much easier conversation
  2. They usually want the same thing as you
  3. Giving up control is difficult (all Nurses are control freaks)
  4. Put yourself in their shoes

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How do Nurses develop a “thick set of skin”?

 

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How do we ‘toughen up’ enough to battle the daily emotional roller coaster without becoming numb to it?

We deal with a lot of emotions during a single day on the job, how do we maintain our sanity without losing our humanity?

Here are three basic tips to help develop that thick set of skin without becoming an emotionless robot:

1. Self awareness
2. Self confidence
3. Don’t take the stresses of work home with you

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Nurses: when you are sick, stay home.

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The guilt of calling off is a real thing. As Nurses we have developed this (less than) silent rule of dragging our sorry sick selves to work for the fear of leaving our coworker short-handed.

We rather report to work and infect everyone around us, then stay home?

Crazy isn’t it?

Part of the problem is nurses who have abused absenteeism. We feel bad for calling off, but also don’t have the system on our side for actually calling off when we’re sick. We don’t want to be penalized or lose money (unavailable benefit time).

While I can empathize with paying your bills and being a team player… I would request that if you are sick, please stay home.

I like a Funk-Free workplace. Do you agree?

 

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