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    How to deal with the relatives of the patient, who always keep on worrying?

    I am working as a nurse in a private hospital. I have noticed many times that some relatives worry too much and keep on bothering me every minute asking about the condition of the patient. I donít think that this is right as I already have a lot of work to do. How to deal with such relatives?

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    lifesamess Array
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    Re: How to deal with the relatives of the patient, who always keep on worrying?

    Hi aspirant

    I can definitely understand your pain and what you have to go through delaing with the realtives of the patients. Although it is natural for them to worry about their relatives in this manner but they should consider your position also before bothering you all the time. Also as a nurse you can't be rude to them as it will against your ethics and thus are forced to entertain them.

    So I think patience is the key to this situation. So you should try to be patient with them and thus tell them once that the condition of the patient is alright/not good as is the case and to stop bothering you time and again as you already have a lot of work to do. I hope that they will understand your condition and will stop bothering you.

    If they still do not stop bothering you then you just ignore them and carry on with your work. This will be the best thing for you and I am sure most of your problem will be solved if you show patience. Good luck and thanks

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    Re: How to deal with the relatives of the patient, who always keep on worrying?

    Hello,

    This happens all the times. You should give confidence to them and tell
    them nothing to worry, everything will be fine. People in this situation tend
    to get panic and fear sets in. You need to understand the pshycological aspect
    of their behaviour. As a doctor it is your responsibility to help your patients overcome
    such worries.

    Bye,

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    Re: How to deal with the relatives of the patient, who always keep on worrying?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I am working as a nurse in a private hospital. I have noticed many times that some relatives worry too much and keep on bothering me every minute asking about the condition of the patient. I donít think that this is right as I already have a lot of work to do. How to deal with such relatives?

    Dear Aspirant,

    See it is a very common condition to face by the care takers/relatives of the serious patients.Since people desires of living well & better,it is quite common to worry if some one is sick seriously.

    You are required to deal the concerned guardians/relatives/attendants very patiencely & answer & condole them very politely.You should say them the actual situations whenever they ask you.You should say them "we are trying our level best to cure him as early as possible,but we can only treat them well ,the result is in hands of god.Pray god for quick recovery.

    Since health is the most important facors for which human beings are concerned,it is quite natural to face the above situations.Have patience.Being in hospital,be always easy & attentive.

    Thanks& good luck.

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    Re: How to deal with the relatives of the patient, who always keep on worrying?

    Dear guest,

    First I'll congratulate you on being a nurse. Yours is a profession where you are to be a person with utmost patience,kindness,caring and gentle. And I know it is not easy. That is exactly why I am congratulating you. You have taken such a wise decision to take care of sick and wounded and later nurse them.

    Relatives are always bothered with the health of their loved ones. And trust me even you would be if you had to be in their position. So main thing you have to remember is that the reason that you are there is cause you have opted to do so. So keep your heads up and continue with your good work.

    Whenever relatives come to you asking the condition of their relatives health just tell them the fact. Cause giving them the knowledge of their loved ones is your job. So don't take it in a negative manner cause if you can't do this job then no one can do it. And you are being paid for it... So my good nurse good luck with your hard work. All you need is some appreciation for the work you are doing.. And indeed I appreciate it..

    Thank you...

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