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A charge nurse tells a new nurse, "You really need to get your skills up to speed." The statement hurts and embarrasses the new nurse.



A. Tell the charge nurse she feels hurt by her statement.
B. Tell the charge nurse she needs to be more specific about what she means.
C. Discuss her feelings with a coworker in order to vent.
D. Ask for a private meeting to explore the charge nurse s concerns in detail.

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A. Cook

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A. Cook, English Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Kentucky

Answered Dec 18, 2018

When a person begins their career, their first year is usually not their best. They struggle and are trying to learn their tasks and how to do things while on the job. At times, the manager or the person’s boss may recognize their employee’s mistakes.

There are ways to correct the employee without embarrassing them, but still getting the point across so the person learns from their mistakes. If a charge nurse sees a new nurse make a mistake, it is the responsibility of the charge nurse to correct the new nurse’s mistakes.

She should discuss the matters with the new nurse in private and without including opinions in it. If the charge nurse doesn’t, then the new nurse may want to speak about her concerns.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Ask for a private meeting to explore the charge nurse\ s concerns in detail.-rationale: the charge nurses statement is vague; the priority issue is to gather information about what she meant. meeting privately with the charge nurse is one way to diffuse tension in a nonthreatening manner and gather information that might have professional value for the nurse. stating that the nurse felt hurt immediately focuses on subjective issues rather than objective concerns. professional respect dictates inquiring about what the charge nurse meant, rather than telling her to be more specific. discussing the situation with a coworker may make the nurse feel better but doesnt address the issue at hand.client needs category: psychosocial integrityclient needs subcategory: nonecognitive level: analysisreference: taylor, c., et al. fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 541.
 

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