“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.
By Katie Duke