5 Helpful Tips For Dealing With Difficult Patients

  1. 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.

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