- Louise Asselin
In your experience, what was the difference between a 'good' nurse or a 'bad' nurse?
As a patient under the care of a nurse, beit for an acute or a chronic issue, what did the nurse do or not do that made you feel he/she was a good or a bad nurse?
How did his/her interaction with you (or lack thereof) change your view on your illness and journey to wellness? Was a therapeutic relationship formed?
Note: By 'bad' I don't mean someone as not having the required credentials. By 'bad', I mean that the nurse did or did not do something that conflicted with your view of a nurse's role.
Closing Statement from Louise Asselin
Nursing implications are not limited to practical skills but also involve individualized emotional support. Many feel that the difference between a good nurse and a nurse is the ability to care and be compassionate during the healing process. A good nurse is someone who can be trusted and relied upon during a person's most vulerable state.
Thank you to everyone for sharing your comments, thoughts and personal accounts.