When a clinician is attentive and present during patient encounters it results in a more positive patient experience. Prepare for a mindful patient encounter by running through our quick checklist.
Make time to eat and hydrate during your shift.
Scan your body for sensations, particularly tension.
Acknowledge any rushed or anxious feelings.
Pause for some mindful breaths, working to dissolve anxiety and relax.
Set an intention to be fully present.
Knock on the door and pause before entering.
Establish eye contact right away.
Take a moment to connect by chatting before assessment.