You need to call the doctor for pain medication for you patient, but for whatever reason, the doctor on duty makes you nervous. Your patient needs you, but you’re nervous and aren’t so sure of yourself. What do you do?
You call, of course, but you need to employ a little technique called assertiveness. But remember there’s a distinct difference between being assertive and being a loud-mouthed, aggressive nurse. What’s the difference and how can you become more assertive when you feel anything but? Here are a few helpful tips to get you started on the road to respect.
Tip One – Be Confident But Not Pushy
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