Naturally, we want to be empathic with our patients. Our bedside manner is important in how we relate to these individuals and their families. In patient care, as we have seen, emotional intelligence can help facilitate better communication and patient-nurse relationships.
When we take these principles into the conference room or the break room or wherever we interact with our fellow health care team members, we are given the opportunity to exercise the same emotional skill. The next sections will demonstrate how leaders and teams can integrate empathy into an effective nursing culture.
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Hypnosis has been defined as a state of heightened suggestibility in which the subject is able to uncritically accept ideas for self-improvement and act on them appropriately. When a hypnotist hypnotizes his subject, it is known as hetero-hypnosis. When an individual puts himself into a state of hypnosis, it is known as self-hypnosis.