I am an RN student and I would like to know what the nurses who care for you could do to better help you? I'm anxious to get your feedback! Please reply!
It is wonderful that you chose such a demanding and caring profession. I am new to dealing with cancer as my wife was just recently diagnosed. The nurses that we appreciated the most were the ones that listened to thier patients and made sure that they were comfortable. The ones that we did not care for were the ones that considered nursing just a job and didn't show compasion for thier patients. Good luck.
I've been in for 5 major sugeries, only twice at the same hospital. The best nurses are the ones that show compassion for the patients. You would be amazed at the little things that can mean the most. One of the most memorable examples was after my 4th operation, the nurse on night shift asked me if there was anything she could do. I told her that I was hungry. All she could find was some raspberry sherbert. Well, all night she kept bringing me some. She also took time to listen to me if I wanted to talk. It ment the world to me. My wife does home healthcare and she is the exact same way, that's why she is in such high demand. Good luck and thank you for helping others.