In the healthcare environment, a patient’s mental outlook can be a strong indicator of how quickly he or she can physically recover. The personality of the nursing staff and the quality of care that a patient receives can heavily influence their mental state. It is essential for a nurse to exemplify compassion and sensitivity to all patients. For this reason, nurses are the cornerstone of healthcare systems and their role is characterized by regular contact with patients. They represent a valuable resource and they are usually the first point of contact in healthcare facilities.
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