Last week I posted the top four issues nurses struggle with according to my readers. I looked through my blogs over the last three years and found several that address these issues. You can find them under past blogs. Here they are:
Issue 1: Poor relationships with doctors and other nurses
The Secret to Working with People Who Are Different From You
Nurses and Doctors Work Together to Provide the Best Care
Recommendations About Argumentation and Communication for Nurses or Future Nurses
Ask Nurse Mentor Nancy: How Do I Handle Staff With Negative Attitudes Who Won’t Do Their Jobs?
Ask Nurse Mentor, Nancy: How Do I Hold Other Nurses Accountable Without Getting Into a Shouting Match?
3 Ways to Conquer Shift Wars
Answering Questions About Communication and Argumentation
Ask Nurse Mentor Nancy: What Can I Do When Someone I Supervise Screams at Me?
Do’s and Don’ts for Graduate Nurses and the Experienced Nurses They Work With
3 Strategies to Help You Talk With Physicians
Issue 2: Unsupportive nursing management and facility administration
Overcome Criticism From Your Boss By Putting Yourself in His/Her Shoes
Get Your Life Back: 3 Strategies for Nurse to Separate Work From Home
Change Your Focus, Change Your Life
Overcome Mistreatment at Work by Changing Your Mindset
When and When Not to Ignore Criticism at Work
Strategies to Address Criticism Aimed Directly at You or Said Behind Your Back
Overcome Mistreatment at Work By Letting Your Criticizer Self Destruct
Feeling Left Out at Work? 4 Steps to Figure Out the Problem and Solve It
Do You Have at Least One Woodchuck Hole?
How Do You Make a PB & J Sandwich? How to Be Less Critical in a Negative World
How to Find Joy and Happiness Every Day
Issue 3: Not enough time and staff to provide the best nursing care
Ask Nurse Mentor Nancy: How Do I Not Feel Like a Terrible Nurse When We’re Understaffed?
5 Habits for Nurses to Develop to Get Out of Work on Time
3 Ways for Nurses to Reduce Interruptions and Get More Done in Less Time
Issue 4: Unrealistic demands from patients and families
“Needy Patients”? Learn to Deal Part Two
Have “Needy” Patients? Learn to Deal Part One
3 Ways to Work Effectively With Patients’ Families
Nurses-Remember 3 Communication Basics to Earn Your Patients’ Trust
Being a Patient Can Make You a Better Nurse
Nurses, How to Diffuse Your Anger Before Dealing With An Angry Patient
Nurses- 4 Ways to Get Your Patient Relationships Off to a Good Start
Rude Patients: 2 Ways to Deal With Their Negative Behavior