How Would You Handle A Patient Who Always Complains About Pain?
Caring is an essential part of nursing, and this is the primary reason why most of the managers would prefer to hear from the applicant how they are prepared to handle and take care of the patient and as thus the manager who is also the interviewer can evaluate the attitude of the nurse towards the patients. Therefore, I believe my presentation will matter a lot to the panelist, and thus these are some of the things that were going to put into consideration. For such case, I will employ Bain’s R’s of Responding, Reporting, Relating, Reasoning and Reconstructing as explicated in this work. I will talk about my values; this includes critical description of my personality and my attitude towards the patients. I am always passionate and have the desire to effect positive changes in the patient’s life. Some of the incredible values that I do possess is being passionate in taking good care of the patient (Sparadeo, 2017). My positive attitude to the patients is also in tandem with my vision of moving along with the patient to know how they are faring on even after being discharged from the hospital. I will always stick to the set regulation and code of ethics that centers on my progression by ng myself in a professionally carrying myself and the one which is readily available to attend to the patients at any time of the day.
Moreover, I would create a friendly environment where I would be able to attend to them by giving the patients the necessary care that they deserve. On the same note, these patients need personalized attention and thus will be available at all times to get their views and able to handle them healthily. It is incumbent to note that most patient does prefer someone who would lend them their ears to realize some of the interesting issues that are of much concern to their lives (Cobussen?Boekhorst, Hermeling, Heesakkers & Gaal, 2016). I will give my patient ample time and try to build the proper rapport with the patients for them to feel affiliated and get that opportunity to disclose some of the issues that psychologically disturbs and thereby inhibiting their bid to recover well. The patient is always my primary focus, and I will do all that it takes to make sure that I dispense my service diligently. I will firmly be bonded to the patients to aid them at the time of emergencies or when the need arises (Smith, Rhodes, Paciotti, Kelly, Perrone & Meisel, 2015).
My compassionate nature would allow me to be closer to the patient and ready to serve at all time and mostly those moments that my care is most needed. Patients value confidentiality and as such, once they confide to me anything I will keep it to myself and try to aid them in all possible ways well taken care (Meeus, Nijs, Van Wilgen, Noten, Goubert & Huijnen, 2016). In the ideal situation, there are some of the patients who tend overreacting about their illness. I will use my expertise and experience in nursing to be compassionate and calm them down rather than raising the Business. By so doing, I will give this patient ample time to air out all her issues with the intent of aiding them to recover from that depression moments.
The most significant thing in nursing is the dedication and loving your work. Having the great passion for this field as I chose it wholeheartedly, I believe I am the right person to deal with the patients of all kinds. I have different approaches that I may devise in the bid of aiding them in their situation (Van Dijk, Vervoort, Van Wijck, Kalkman & Schuurmans, 2016). Similarly, I will be in constant communication with the concerned doctor discussing the condition of the patient to have a clear picture of how to be aided through examining the severity of their status. Moreover, I will reassure them of my support and care at all time and thereby get rid of the panicky state. I will realize this by being attentive to the patient and reassuring them of no need to panic as the situation under control from both the doctors and nurses around them.
The approaches as mentioned above are critical when dealing with the patient who always complains about pain since it makes them feel home in the health care sector knowing that there are people who do care for them and who would see them recovering well (Weijenborg & ter Kuile, 2017). Additionally, such patients need close company and thus a nurse ought to tend to them frequently confirming their progress on a regular basis to ascertain that the patient is in good condition.
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