Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Nursing interview
Describing your ideal patient gives you an opportunity to also describe your ideal interaction. When a patient is compliant and easy-going, you have a greater ability to do your best work. Without resistance, you can go through your routine smoothly.
Basic answer example
"A good patient responds to my questions clearly, which helps me to know what's going on and take proper action. When they are relaxed, I can get to know them better, because they feel comfortable sharing information. I am sensitive to every patient's needs, always explaining the procedure before I do it, which helps them feel at ease."
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What is your favorite type of patient?
Patient who can ambulate well and that has good family support.
A patient that is appreciative of the care they are receiving. A patient that cooperates and is willing to do what is necessary to improve upon while they are under our care. Of course, finding a perfect patient will not always happen and you have to adapt and be just as courteous to a patient no matter how they behave.
All patient are my favorite type because everyone is different.
A challenging one that I need to utilize all of my resources, experience and training to provide the best patient care.