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In nursing is it hard to constantly interact with the people your dealing with

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Julianne’s Answer

There definitely are times this can be difficult. You’ll find yourself having to answer hard questions, calm an angry patient or family member, or try to explain why you can’t meet someone’s unrealistic expectations. I once had a patient’s family member who was upset with me because we didn’t have any hair dryers available for her after she showered. Sometimes it’s hard not to just want to remind someone they are not in a hotel! However, there are so many positive interactions that I find those moments more than make up for the difficult ones. When I was a new nurse, I kept a note on my phone with all the complimentary things people said to me about my nursing care. When I had a difficult moment, I would go back and read those things to help remind me of all the good I had done and the people I had helped. If it’s something you’re really worried about, I would definitely recommend night shift! You have a lot less interaction with patients since they’re mostly sleeping and the night shift crew can be the best :)
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Michael’s Answer

Sometimes the constant interactions with patients can be hard, but these patients may be scared, in pain, or dealing with any number of upsetting conditions. Sometimes the constant interactions will be very personable, helpful and inspirational. Still, for anyone you interact with, you need to remember that you're there to provide the best possible care, which includes your patience. A nurse's job can be long hours and stressful, but for every interaction you need to provide a professional delivery of care, compassion and concern. Interactions with co-workers are usually very easy, because everyone has the common goal of caring for people and there is a lot of great teamwork and support.
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John’s Answer

Most people who work with patients have a strong desire to help people. As long as you take care of yourself, I've never found it to be a problem

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There are many jobs in healthcare that do not require intense contact with patients.
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