“We gave him love”: Katie Duke on compassion in nursing
No nurse is without his or her own opinions or frustrations, but a good nurse treats every patient with an inherent sense of dignity and grace, regardless of whether they’re well-to-do or down-and-out, stubborn or responsive, grateful or unappreciative.
In this week’s episode of “The Katie Duke Show” on ScrubsBeat, Katie reinforces the importance of compassion, sharing a meaningful experience of her own to demonstrate how reserving judgment can help nurses see their patients (and their circumstances) in a new, and more honest, light.
Nurses—have you had a patient you may have been hesitant to treat who drastically shifted your perspective? Tell us about the lesson you learned from this encounter in the comments section below.