Connecting With Patients Journal of Nursing

The Subtle Art of Connecting with Patients: Lessons Learned from a Seasoned Diabetes Nurse

The Subtle Art of Connecting with Patients: Lessons Learned from a Seasoned Diabetes Nurse

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The thing about patients is that they are humans filled with feelings. Even the ones who appear tough and stoic on the exterior; sometimes they're the hardest. Every patient is a person, a person who has decades of life experience. Just because we are trained in Nursing, doesn't automatically give us license to be authorities. You have to earn it. You have to earn that trust. You have to listen, really hear, and pay very close attention. There is a distinct art to inviting people to relate to you, and to enable them to trust you with their healthcare, their vitality, their life. It's a gift when you can connect with a patient. It is an honour. At the end of the shift after truly helping a person, a Nurse can hold their head high and know that they've made a difference. That's the sweet spot, that's the altruism of making a difference.

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Sutures

Sutures

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This article is an ode to taking one day at a time and connecting to others.

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Do We Really Know Who Our Patients Are?

Do We Really Know Who Our Patients Are?

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The profession of nursing has become so task orientated that we often forget to ask, "Who is our patient? ”What was their life like prior to becoming ill?" With advances in technology and the business atmosphere of healthcare nurses are often not able to provide patients with one of the most fundamental core competencies of nursing, caring.

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