Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

Ways of Dealing with People who are exerting Pressure

Strategies for dealing with people who are exerting pressure:

  • Plan how to communicate information and values;
  • Share informed values with others using values clarification exercise summaries;
  • Invite others to share their perceptions to find areas of agreement and disagreement;
  • Mobilize social support (e.g., other family members, close friends, community elders);
  • Identify a mediator, if needed;
  • Role play and rehearsal of communication strategies.