An alliance is an agreement or friendship between two or more parties made in order to advance common goals and to secure common interests.
We nurses have our own form of alliance when it comes with dealing with patients. It’s like protecting each other from the watchful eyes of the patients and inquisitive significant others. When two nurses are performing a different task in front of a patient and his/her relatives, the 2 nurses working will just look at each other’s eye and immediately know what the other is communicating. Nurses don’t throw each other under the bus. Even if two nurses aren’t going along very well, they will still perform in a very harmonious way when they are in front of a patient. It is because nurses are always thinking of a common goal and the end goal which is to protect their jobs and license. When nurses perform very well in front of a patient, it will prevent any unnecessary questions or doubts coming from the patient and relatives which will add load to the nurse’s duties. That’s why nurses are so clever and have the cunning ability to become pleasing in front of patients while subtly deceiving them into making them feel they can trust on you. But that is a good quality as long as you are really true to your duties and responsibilities as a nurse. You make patient feel confident on you and you lessen their anxiety. As a result, you’ll have less load. Being a nurse is not an easy job. That’s why we find ways to make it easier while still making patients feel they are our priority. We stop thinking of our egos and selves. But we form alliances for our own benefit as well. It’s like a battle between your pride and the end goal which is to make your job less complicated.
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