Nursing

Step up nurse-patient interactions

Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), September 1, 2008

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My experiences as a hospital patient—in relation to nursing care—have never been negative. I received my medications on time, and the nurse came in each shift and assessed me. But what was lacking with my care was complete and effective patient education.

Each day, as my nurse was performing an array of tasks, I often asked questions related to my stay and illness. Although the questions were answered appropriately, I felt as if it were a race with the clock as my eyes followed the nurse around the room as if she were a ping-pong ball. I knew that if I did not get all my questions asked and answered during her brief visit, I would have to wait until the next time around. I thought perhaps I would just not ask the questions to avoid being a burden.

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