Celebrate National Nurses Week by Acknowledging the Nurses in Your Life!

This week is National Nurses Week. An important time to honor the women and men who care for us and our loved ones.

The purpose of this week-long celebration is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the healthcare needs individuals and families.

It also is Florence Nightingale’s 199th birthday, on May 12th.

I had the pleasure of writing my What Color Is Your Brain?® When Caring for Patients: An Easy Approach for Understanding Your Personality Type and Your Patient’s Perspective with my dear Green Brain friend and exemplary nurse, Denise Knoblauch,MSN, RN,COHN-S/CM

I will always be grateful to the diabetes nurse educators who offer my son and me long-lasting knowledge and comfort when he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, 33 years ago.

Below are examples of nurses’ Brain Colors. You will be able to better understand and develop a harmonious relationship with a nurse once you understand how she or he can offer you and/or your loved ones excellent patient care and comfort.

Yellow Brain Nurses: 
Discuss their plan of care
Introduce themselves and ask patient what they prefer to be called
Make sure their patients feels safe in unfamiliar environment
Are polite and prompt

Blue Brain Nurses:
Intuitively assess a patient’s feelings and needs
Offer therapeutic touch
Show genuine concern for their patient
Ask patients how they are feeling

Green Brain Nurses:
Let patient know you are capable
Tell patients exactly what is going to be happening to them
Speak calmly
Ask patients why they have come to the health care office, clinic, or hospital

Orange Brain Nurses
Let patients know they are putting themselves in the patient’s shoes
Tell patients a joke or funny story to make them more comfortable
Respond to patient’s needs as quickly as possible
 Are cheerful at the appropriate times

Use you Blue Brain and take a moment to call, text,  email, or write a letter to a nurse to let her/him how much you appreciate the excellent patient care and comfort she/he has offered you and/or your family. 

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