The Workplace: Nurse's guide to handling difficult patients

The Workplace: Nurse's guide to handling difficult patients

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Nurses, more than any other healthcare practitioner, have the most interaction with patients of all kinds. And every nursing professional will attest that there are patients who can test their patience in ways that can either be rewarding or frustrating. How do they handle difficult patients?
21 Sep 2016 - General
This is true for any healthcare professional that comes into contact with patients. We meet all kinds of people---some are fun to treat and they become your friends, but some are just difficult in various ways. I have encountered the different types of difficult patients: the mean ones who thing lowly of you, the demanding ones whose never-ending requests just make things impossible, the angry patients (young or old) and the manipulative patients who will try to maneuver the treatment to go acco...
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That is true doc Marinelle Castro. When I was still working, understaffing is not new at all. Actually, there is no scarcity of professionals. Thinking that there many nurses who are still volunteering in government or other private institutions and entering in healthcare accounts (callcenter). It is actually because of the standards that you haven't met. If you are beyond their age limit, had not gained 2 or more of years of experience, and if you don't have backer (esp. In public hospi...
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From my perspective, difficult patients are more prevalent in private institutions, which cater mostly to patients belonging to a high and medium social class. Since healthcare fees are very expensive, a lot of them would think that services should be nearly perfect. However, the reality remains that we are a medical crisis and most hospitals are understaffed. In large private institutions, you would be surprised to find out that the patient to nurse ratio is high. I am unsure whether this is a ...
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