The patient did not want to stay in bed for four of ten consecutive days. The patient does not prefer that the nurse inserts needles on the patients’ hands. However, the patient has to endure routine nurse interventions in order to recuperate.
The patients need understanding during their unhealthy condition. The nurse must exert extra efforts to communicate with the suffering patient. The nurse should say soothing words that can calm the confused and seemingly worried patients. Some nurses find it difficult to communicate with their patients, especially when the nurses see the terminally ill patient crying. The patients would inform the nurse that he or she is worried about who will take care of the young children after the patient dies. Some nurses have to fight off tears as they cannot bear seeing the dying patient gasping for the air during several days of sleepless nights. During this stage, the nurse plays a very important role in communicating with the patient words that will soothe or lessen the patient’s suffering. Communicating has been the cornerstone of nursing practice.
The nurse has to be polite to the patients. The young nurse must call the older patient sir, or ma’am as a sign of respect, especially when the patient is many years older than the devoted and burned out nurse. Politeness includes asking the patients if they have anything important to the nurse. Such action shows the nurse treats the patient with a healthy respect. The nurse or healthcare practitioner should never shout or scold the patients in a discriminating manner. The nurse must comply with one’s oath to do whatever is necessary to ensure faster recuperation of the patient.
The nurse should be the connecting link between the patient and the patient’s loved ones. In 1860, Florence Nightingale emphasized “The very alphabet of a nurse is to be able to interpret every change which comes over a patient’s countenance.