Communication in Healthcare: The Perspective of a Nurse

Pre-operative Advice to Patients Before Surgery

Nurses spend more time with patients than doctors and hence can be very helpful in counselling patients the night before surgery. This helps in relieving the patient's anxiety and apprehension about the surgery. Nurses also play a great role in providing information to the patient's family/relatives before, during and after surgery. Here are a few guidelines which could help them convey the right information to the patient and their family:

  • Greet the patient with a smile and inform them that their surgery is scheduled tomorrow.
  • Tell them that you have seen many such surgeries and watched how patients recover swiftly. This helps to remove ...

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