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Nervous patient taught me to listen

Marleny Rodriguez Cari Third-year adult nursing student, Birmingham City University

Some people are anxious before surgery, so put them at ease by being clear and working at their pace

In my second year as a nursing student I worked in an adult surgical unit, where I admitted a female patient with anxiety and depression, who was having a tonsillectomy.

Nursing Standard. 32, 7, 34-34. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.7.34.s44

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