I have a question. I recently took a job working with a Ryan

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I have a question. I recently took a job working with a Ryan White organization. I have only been here 3 weeks now. However it is some what complicated to get your patients to tell you things that are day to day bothering them. be it with their meds, or how I as someone without HIV doesn't understand the struggle.

I am simply just trying to understand my patients better. So if I were your nurse, what is it that you would want me to know?

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Jun 8

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Treat your patience with dignity.. take time to listen to them and let offload whatever is on their chest: RESPECT THEM and know they are not your JOB: you applied for that position: because may be you wNt to help people. The people coming to your clinic. Need help. Most important IMMOTIONAL SUPPORT

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Jul 13

Ok. It's already clear why your client is there to see you. Treat me like I came to you for a regular check up. Ask me about something personal that can maybe get a smile or a chuckle out of me. Break the ice. Once, I become comfortable (I understand time is limited) and begin to share.. be ever so sensitive and attentive. In that short amount of time, trust is established.

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