On the Carpet:

Tell Patients NO! Or Do Better?



Tell the patient NO!!!

Limits must be set, or else!

Or else we do better?

About Big Red Carpet Nurse (1750 Articles)
Along with other stuff I enjoy that pays the bills (a plus!), I'm a budding nurse comic. I plan, like fake Opthomologist Rand Paul, to create my own professional organization solely so it will grant me a Doctorate. In my case, the org will be something like the AANC (American Association of Nurse Comics), and it will (trust me on this point) agree to make me the first ever DNC: Doctor of Nurse Comedy. I'll keep you posted!

8 Comments on Tell Patients NO! Or Do Better?

  1. YES!!! No is a good word.


  2. Hi Greg, I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Primio Dardos Award. If you are accepting awards these days, please see “Vancouver Visions” for details. Thanks.


  3. I think telling the patient no directly in the face can be a little harsh you can start by talking calmly and try to convince them that the answer is no but if they don’t agree you need to use your way


    • I’ve found the actual word “no” carries more baggage than the actual message. I use “Yes, but,” or some other formn of gentle introduction to the concept. Takes more time, well worth it in my experience. The less you use it, the less you hear it back…
      Thanks for taking the time to write! – Greg

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  4. Who knows best these days…..


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