10 Things Elderly Patients Want Nurses to Know

nurse patient reationship, elderly careThis nurse-patient relationship article was inspired recently when I, as an RN, spent 4 days in the hospital as a caregiver for a family member who was delirious and unable to speak for himself. The ability to be present and care is one of my favorite topics.

It is what I believe to be one of the most important roles a “nurse” provides. Yet, as insurances demand more for less and technology advances us further into a digital age, the art of being present has all become a lost art.

Here are the things your patient might want to say to you right now:




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One Response to 10 Things Elderly Patients Want Nurses to Know

  1. Great post on the nurse-patient relationship. If you’re interested in coverage of the nurse-hospital relationship, we recently ran this piece on the biggest causes of nurse turnover: http://bit.ly/16OzY2Y. Feel free to let me know what you think of it.

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