Tag Archives: communication
Last week, we talked about depersonalizing when reacting to others and learning to take things less personally. This is a useful skill and can contribute to our own ability to stay clear, focused and free of the symptoms of burnout. … Continue reading
When we serve our clients, patients and their families, the relationships can often be stressful and have the tendency to push our emotional buttons. Equally, our relationships with our colleagues–be they other nurses, doctors, physical therapists, or others–can also be … Continue reading
In last week’s blog post, I wrote about listening, and the various levels of listening in which we can engage. Let’s talk some more about this important subject, one of the nurse’s greatest tools.
When you sit and speak with a patient or client, how do you listen? If you’re connecting with a colleague about a troublesome situation at work, what do you hear? Listening is more than just words leaving someone’s mouth and … Continue reading
Nurses naturally work as part of a team, and depending on the facility or agency where you’re employed, the interdisciplinary team can range from very small to expansively large and complex. No matter the size of the team, collaboration is … Continue reading
If you’re having challenges at work—whether with a colleague or another issue—clearly documenting what’s happening in chronological order is an important exercise that can be of great help when seeking resolution or assistance.
If you would like to improve the nature of your collaborative professional relationships with colleagues (whether nurses or non-nurses), there are several key things to keep in mind as you navigate the interpersonal aspects of your nursing career and collegial … Continue reading
Sometimes, it seems like healthcare professionals are forced into a corner, and we find ourselves “towing the line” and speaking to patients and clients in a way that feels prescribed rather than genuine. Some facilities are even asking us to … Continue reading
When we’re busy, we nurses can sometimes forget that there’s a person behind the diagnosis, so to speak. Under duress, the patient becomes just another body with a disease that necessitates a variety of nursing tasks, and we lose touch … Continue reading