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
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.
Don’t forget about the FREE Chapter, #7 Your Romantic Relationships, from my original What Color Is Your Brain?® book, which you will receive when you sign up for my Sheila’s Brain Blog section at the bottom of my homepage!