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Have you ever gotten in a disagreement with a colleague over the management of a patient? How did you handle it?


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Natalee’s Answer

Yes I have. Nursing is a scientific based profession. So usually when you provide sound scientific rationale that is evidence-based for your answer, a prudent colleague will agree with your reasoning. That has been my experience for the most part.

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Estelle’s Answer

Rachel's answer is great! The most important thing is to listen politely to the other provider's opinion and try not to let your ego get in the way of taking care of patients. Stay calm and let them know your perspective and reasoning. Stay open minded and ready to alter care if they provide sound advice. Disagreements are inevitable, but patient care should always come first.

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Rachel’s Answer

Disagreements with colleagues are inevitable. I typically handle this by listening to the other provider's point of view and care plan. Often I learn something new, and every once in a while, I change my own care plan based on their ideas. If I think that the other provider is wrong and I am the primary provider, I politely tell them that I respect their opinion but will be proceeding with my own care plan.

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