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The Top 10 Questions Nurses Get Asked

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Nurses are a special group of people who are vital to the world. They are typically the first person a patient meets during an office visit and are there throughout a patient’s healthcare journey for all of the ups, downs and in between.

Nurses are always “on the job” - even fielding questions from family and friends who aren’t patients!

In honor of Nurses Week, here is a roundup of the most common questions nurses could receive both on and off the clock:

  1. Is the doctor good?
  2. I’m going in for ________. Will it hurt?
  3. Where can I go for more information about my illness?
  4. How long is my appointment going to be?
  5. Why do I need an annual wellness visit when I’m not ill?
  6. How can I reduce stress in my life?
  7. How can be an advocate for my own health or a loved one?
  8. What do you think I have?
  9. What do you think caused it?
  10. Who do you think I should talk to?

Thank you to Ochsner nurses Tori Chatman and Amy Walker for their input.

To all the nurses out there, Happy Nurses Week!

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