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Nurses reveal 10 things they wish they could tell patients, but can't

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  Nurses told Business Insider there are some things they wish
  they could tell patients, but can't. 
  
  Nurses wish they could tell patients not to trust every
  doctor you meet, and that some only have around three minutes to
  get medical history and drug information.
  
  Nurses also wish they could tell patients not to treat them
  like maids in a hotel, and that they have bad days, too.
  
  
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  Nurses interact with patients day in and day out.

  While most nurses love working with others, some wish they could
  tell their patients more about what it's really like caring for
  them.

  
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  For instance, nurses told Business Insider that they wish they
  could tell patients to stop treating the hospital like a hotel,
  and to stop demanding their immediate attention at all times.

  Some nurses also wish they could tell patients to be wary of
  doctors, or to get their children vaccinated.

  Here are 10 things nurses wish they could tell their patients.

  If you're a nurse with a story to share, email
  aakhtar@businessinsider.com.

  • Nurses told Business Insider there are some things they wish they could tell patients, but can't.
  • Nurses wish they could tell patients not to trust every doctor you meet, and that some only have around three minutes to get medical history and drug information.
  • Nurses also wish they could tell patients not to treat them like maids in a hotel, and that they have bad days, too. 

Nurses interact with patients day in and day out.

While most nurses love working with others, some wish they could tell their patients more about what it's really like caring for them.

For instance, nurses told Business Insider that they wish they could tell patients to stop treating the hospital like a hotel, and to stop demanding their immediate attention at all times.

Some nurses also wish they could tell patients to be wary of doctors, or to get their children vaccinated.

Click through the gallery above for 10 things nurses wish they could tell their patients.

If you're a nurse with a story to share, email aakhtar@businessinsider.com.

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