You catch more flies with honey: But patients shouldn’t have to manipulate nurses to receive good care.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mona M. Shattell, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Interviews with patients show that they believe the quality of care they receive depends upon the relationships they establish with nurses, and that they work to make nurses their friends, “be an easy patient,” and “try to get them to listen.” Some patients reported having a sincere desire to establish a genuine relationship with their nurses, a connection that affirms the patient’s unique identity. Others, however, built relationships as a way to get nurses to remember them—in the hope that the nurses would be more responsive to their needs if they “stood out from the crowd.”

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American Journal of Nursing, 105(2), 13
Language: English
Date: 2005
Nurse-patient relationships

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