Trainings for nurses

Nurses working in the area of rare diseases are the first contact for patients on many issues related to the disease and therapy. Usually they spend more time with the patients than physicians and have the opportunity to talk with them about everyday problems as well as to dispel any doubts. They also watch over the formal side of implementing the therapy. Therefore, it is extremely important that patients have good contact with nurses and their relationship should be based on mutual trust. To make this possible, it is crucial to focus nurses’ attention on patients' expectations and needs and teach them how to communicate with patients properly.

The training sessions are focused on building satisfying relations with patients with rare diseases. We discuss long-term care which should meet patients’ needs, develop communication between a nurse and a patient and equip them with psychological skills which allow them to support patients. Every training session ends with a workshop to make sure that the nurses are ready to apply new knowledge in their everyday work. The participants assessed this course very highly – the general evaluation is 9.5/10.

TRAINING: Good relations with patient

The training course consists of four parts:

  1. What are the patients’ expectations and needs?
  2. How to talk with patient about the disease
  3. How to support patients and reduce their stress
  4. Communication patient-nurse: building mutual trust and openness

Outcome of the training course

Benefits indicated by participants:

  • Gaining knowledge of how to deal with patient stress
  • Opportunity to share experience between representatives of various medical centers
  • Possibility to practice skills in safe conditions

The participants assessed the training course very highly – the general evaluation was 9.5 (on a scale of 1 to 10). The workshops were evaluated at 9.5, usefulness of the information – 9.5 and selection of the issues involved – 9.7.

62.5% of the participants declared that they DEFINITELY would like to attend similar training sessions in the future, while 37.5% - that they would RATHER like to.