So some 'rocket scientists' have decided that they should improve the care level patients receive from nurses. I have always thought nurses do their best to care for the patients. They provide more direct care and TLC than any other medical professional. After decades of staff cuts for cost cutting reasons, nurses are asked to do more and more with fewer and fewer staff members to help them.
So the 'rocket scientists' have decided that the best way to improve the patient care is to provide scripts for nurses to should use in communicating with patients. I 'sure' that is the best way to improve patient care - give professionals the 'Disney' scripted version. Of course I am sure the nurses would never have come up with the proper words on their own. They are only professionals with lots of training. They could never think of the proper words on their own. I have my own ideas on how to improve patient care:
- Hire more nurses. All nurses I have seen, especially in in-patient situations, have way too many patients to handle them all properly. The most common complaint I have had is that I have had to wait for extended periods - hours - before nurses could get to me because they were overworked.
- Provide periodic training sessions to remind nurses of the new care standards.
- Hire more nurses. Did I already say that? Well its worth repeating.