Respect: Learn to Value Nurses
Many physicians and managers have become respectful of nurses. Consider these examples:
It is part of the healthy instinctual psyche to have deep
reactions to disrespect.
—Clarissa Pinkola Estes
|•||A physician collaborates with nurses and together they tirelessly respond to the needs of a critically injured patient|
|•||A nurse, contacting a physician-on-call about her concern for a patient, receives a timely and appreciative return call|
|•||A physician reviews the assessments of an observant nurse and modifies the patient's treatment plan|
|•||A manager warmly expresses sincere gratitude to her hardworking nursing staff|
|•||A physician builds a warm working relationship with the nursing staff|
|•||You enforce a hospital-wide safety protocol and receive irate responses from physicians who feel inconvenienced.|
|•||You report a negative response to a physician's prescribed treatment and find yourself on the receiving end of his wrath.|
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Publication information: Book title: Smart Nursing: How to Create a Positive Work Environment That Empowers and Retains Nurses. Contributors: June Fabre Mba Rnc - Author. Publisher: Springer. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2005. Page number: 31.
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