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The image of nursing: The handmaiden


conclusion to the above: bolshy nurse = bolshy doctor - it takes two! In other words, if you expect respect, treat others the same way. It is up to nurses to create a good working atmosphere on their own wards for both staff, patients and visitors. Entering a ward for whatever reason can be highly intimidating and even more so if the nurses are fearsome, non-welcoming and bolshy or put on a of 'don't bother me, I'm busy' façade even when they are not. A pleasant, open, friendly, helpful and professional attitude costs no more effort than a bolshy and hypercritical one and in fact usually reaps far more rewards. If a doctor or anyone else makes a mistake this can be discussed amicably and non-judgmentally - after all how many mistakes have you ever made, or do you try to hide them? Don't project your worries and insecurities onto others with criticism or blame. Don't expect others to always agree with your way of thinking. There is no problem under the sun which cannot be discussed in order to seek a mutually agreeable soution.

Posted date

14 October, 2010

Posted time

12:24 pm