Communication is a vital part of successfully establishing and maintaining many relationships. However, when you work as a registered nurse, it’s easy for your relationships with friends and loved ones to suffer, since you are so busy. But what about your relationships with supervisors and colleagues? Fostering a healthier relationship with these key groups in your daily work life is only going to make the job more fun and the grind less painful.
You should never feel scared or ashamed to admit that you need help. You’re bound to have supportive teammates no matter where you are working as a registered nurse. Also, when you’re new to the field, you’re bound to have plenty of questions even after you’ve graduated from nursing school. If you require some help when interacting with a patient, say something. The other nurses and doctors around you can lend you their experience and advice as much as they can physically assist you. And even if you’re struggling to find your first job as a registered nurse, don’t sweat it. Making the right phone call at the right time can make all the difference in the world.
Don’t forget that when you speak to others around you, it’s not just what you say, but how you say it that counts. Keep your tone calm and polite even in a heated and emotional situation. You will grow attached to your patients and your co-workers, so keep that in mind. Any relationship you ever have in life can’t thrive without the proper amount of trust and respect shared between both parties. Make sure you don’t offend or hurt anyone.
That leads to our next point: respect is essential as well. Proper communication doesn’t only need clarity and sometimes, given the circumstances, urgency. No matter who your audience is, strive to remain as respectful as you can. If someone doesn’t respect you, they’ll be less willing to listen. Show them that you are keen to listen and learn so you can grow in your profession as a registered nurse.
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