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38:Q&A: How to Effectively and Professionally Advocate For Your Patient… Even When the Provider is Intimidating

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38:Q&A: How to Effectively and Professionally Advocate For Your Patient… Even When the Provider is Intimidating

January 20, 2023

38:Q&A: How to Effectively and Professionally Advocate For Your Patient… Even When the Provider is Intimidating

Nurses, for the most part, spend significantly more time with patients compared to physicians. Regardless, it can be difficult for nurses to have their voice heard. For instance, how many times have YOU found yourself apologizing to a physician for just doing your job?

The education from nursing school teaches a lot of vital skills, but one that’s ignored is the need to effectively communicate with other members of an interdisciplinary team. How do you make a physician take into account your concerns for your patient? And, what if you’re dealing with a rude physician?

During this episode of Rapid Response RN, Sarah Lorenzini shares multiple communication strategies she uses when trying to advocate for patients. She also discusses the nurse/physician relationship, and the patience required to work with medical residents and interns.

Tune in to gain a better understanding of how to deal with this issue through her real-life examples!

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Power dynamics between nurses and doctors
  • The SBAR technique
  • Examples of non-urgent and urgent communication
  • How to deal with an professional or rude physician
  • Using the CUS communication method
  • How to ask “Why” without putting others on the defensive

If you would like to check out the 1hr, 1 CE course, go to: www.rapidresponseandrescue.com

To get the FREE Rapid Response RN Assessment Guide and the coupon code for $10 off the cost of the course, message Sarah on Instagram @TheRapidResponseRN and type the word PODCAST!

This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique http://podcastboutique.com

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