Nursing Tip Number 1: Rude patient

When dealing with a rude patient, sometimes it is better to leave things unsaid. 

For example, your patient calls you a bitch, what you really want to respond back is: “Well I am the bitch that is taking care of you and giving you your pain medication.” (That is better left unsaid). 

What you should say out loud is: “I am sorry you feel that way, I will do everything in my power to make you comfortable. Is there anything else I can get you.” End it off with that good old nursing smile. 

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