5 Helpful Tips For Dealing With Difficult Patients
- Be Patient, But Don’t Take Abuse
There is a difference between letting difficult patients speak their troubles to you and being verbally abused. There is never a reason you should have to accept abusive behavior from a patient. If ever a patient becomes overly agitated or violent when you are attempting to help him or her, contact your supervisor. If matters escalate to the point that you feel a patient is putting you or themselves in serious danger, notify hospital security. Do not subject yourself to extreme circumstances that go beyond the limits of your nursing duties.