Patients make their first judgment of a healthcare worker in the first few seconds of meeting them. We want this impression to be a positive one that will boost our relationship with our patients. A positive relationship with our patients will allow us, as nurses, to gain valuable insight into the patients perspective and care for them holistically. For some people charisma comes naturally and they have a way of getting along with nearly everyone. But for others, this still takes practice. Keep reading for some tips and strategies to better engage with your patient.