We spend 12 hours a day (or more!) with our patients, so we are the ones they look to when they are scared, uncomfortable, nervous, anxious, or all of the above. That means we have to do what we can to gain our patients’ trust. Sometimes it’s easier said than done to spend extra time with our patients, but I try to prioritize it into my day. Having their trust often makes your day go smoother, so it is also beneficial for you to make that connection as their nurse; the best of both worlds! I came up with 5 tips for us as nurses (or any type of healthcare professional!) to use as a guide to help make that connection. I listed them as 5 different tips, but they often go hand-in-hand with one another!
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