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When being a nurse midwife, how do you deal with patients that don't listen?

I am asking this question because, even though I want to be a singer, I really want to be a nurse midwife and help soon to be mothers. I'd like to know what I should do if a patient is acting up and not listening to me. #nurse #nurse-midwife #midwifery

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Hi Carlie, That is a very tough question! Patients are just people going through a stressful time. I believe nurses and midwives need to appeal to the mother so she will know that you are "on her side". If you are caring and thoughtful and people know you are genuine, then they respond. Many nurses have some great advice, but people don't always take that advice. That can be frustrating when you know what it would take to improve their care. For example, people know they should eat a healthy diet and exercise and yet not everyone takes that advice!
I wish you the best of luck in your future-- Be sure that people know you care for them and they respond better to your instruction.
Teresa

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