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Do you want a nurse who's caring and compassionate? Or one that's distant and hi

  1. Qaodust profile image81
    Qaodustposted 6 years ago

    Do you want a nurse who's caring and compassionate? Or one that's distant and highly skilled.

    If you had to choose, which would you prefer? A nurse who's caring and compassionate, or a nurse who's distant but highly skilled. I recently read that RNs in my hospital typically don't get rated on the quality of nursing care delivered, but on interpersonal skills. So which would you choose?

  2. cebutouristspot profile image76
    cebutouristspotposted 6 years ago

    caring and compassionate.  Since nurse deals with people care and you need to have a good interaction in order to the job.

  3. Jackie Lynnley profile image89
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 6 years ago

    I have seen plenty of the ones who "act" caring and compassionate. Those killed my mother. So give me one that does the job and leave the friendliness to whoever, as long as I am having needs met and staying alive.

  4. debbie roberts profile image81
    debbie robertsposted 6 years ago

    I'd much rather a caring and compassionate nurse, if I needed to be cared for by a nurse then it would be important to feel at ease with them and I couldn't do that if they were cold and distant no matter how qualified they were.

  5. Inspired to write profile image80
    Inspired to writeposted 6 years ago

    The most important aspect to healing is being understood & cared for, personally.

    All in all which ever way we look at at it, we're talking about 'human emotions' here! The human touch & personal correspondence with care for individual cases wins hands down every single time, funny though, mainly (most) nurses are very compassionate about what they do for folk, they are there hands on entwined within the emotions of the sick as they attend whilst dealing with their own emotions on the subject at hand & more often than not, nurses so caring are not adequately recognised for what they do, by many of the authorities they work for that is, but, as long as that nurse does his/her best, self satisfaction rules.

    Regards Dale

  6. terrektwo profile image82
    terrektwoposted 6 years ago

    Distant and highly skilled. She can be very caring an compassionate but it she needs to jab me several times to get the needle in I would be very unhappy.

  7. athena2011 profile image56
    athena2011posted 6 years ago

    Well the fact that he/she is a nurse tells me that they have been adequately trained for the job so my choice would be someone who is caring and compassionate as I believe that these qualities help in the healing process.

  8. Rain Defence profile image93
    Rain Defenceposted 6 years ago

    Caring, compassionate and highly skilled for me please.

  9. littlepiston profile image59
    littlepistonposted 6 years ago

    Skilled for sure. She better know what she is doing with my body.Ever hear of MRSA? Hospital born diseases. Most mistakes in hospitals are from human error and goofing off. I would rather have someone who comes in and does their job and leaves.

  10. Eliminate Cancer profile image58
    Eliminate Cancerposted 6 years ago

    Caring usually leads to doing the job well - I've had a lot of medical attention over the years, I heal faster in a compassionate environment...  there's something to be said for how the body responds to treatment.  They provide a service, but ultimately our body heals itself.

  11. onegoodwoman profile image75
    onegoodwomanposted 6 years ago

    Wow!   a compassionate and caring nurse................

    or a cold and harcore,  being...............

    What a choice!

    Let me think and ponder.....................................till the cows come home.

  12. grinnin1 profile image82
    grinnin1posted 6 years ago

    Usually the caring and compassionate ones are more skilled. Anyone who's been in a hospital over a day knows this.The more tuned in to the patient and their needs, the better equipped they are to meet those needs. Skill in nursing should be based on expertise both in medicine and interpersonal relations. In my opinion.

  13. Pauline Davenport profile image61
    Pauline Davenportposted 5 years ago

    Not choosing at all - a good nurse is both of those things - those are the very reasons they're so tired at the end of each shift, and the very reasons they have incredible job satisfaction