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How To Maximize A Stay In A Hospital

Become Acquainted With The Staff

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As a patient, you want the nurses, technicians and other caregivers to view you as more than just another face on the ward. A personal connection with the people who are involved in your care increases the odds you'll get prompt care and attention. While the doctor treats your illness, the people around you treat you.

  • Take the time to get to know the people who work with you, including what the person does (the person's role).
    • Ask their name (even if it is on a badge). 
    • Ask what they do.
    • Make "small talk." Ask about their weekends, their families or special interests.
  • Offer sweets or other snacks. Many people who work in a hospital work long, hard shifts and don't have time to take a break and get a snack. 
  • Introduce them to your friends and loved ones. 
  • Express your appreciation for their good care. 

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