Use Adverbs Smartly While Dealing With Your Patients

To prepare the patients for what is next is always very important.  

Adverbs help modify the sentences and provide general feeling about the information which is conveyed. Following is an example in which use of adverbs is shown.

  • Honestly
  • Smartly
  • Dedicatedly
  • Sincerely
  • Patiently
  • Severely
  • Terribly  etc.

Often candidates do not feel confident about how to use adverbs in the sentences while speaking to the patients.

Especially, when it comes to preparing the patients for what is next, the nurses feel difficult to convey their instructions, advice, precautionary measures etc.  

Defining The Move Clearly

The use of the adverb such as “Interestingly” at the beginning of the sentence let us know of the actual feelings of the writer or the speaker.

Similarly, the use of the adverb such as regrettably may suggest that the writer or the speaker finds something to feel regret over. If there is any frustration, then the speaker or the writer makes use of the adverb “Frustratingly.”

Adverbs are extremely useful when it comes to conveying your thoughts to patients. A nurse can make use of them in order to prepare the patients for what is next, they can prepare the patient for good or bad news etc.  

Take the quiz

Given below are the sentences which you will have to complete by selecting the right Adverb given in the list.  

List of Adverbs

  • Hopefully
  • Generally
  • Honestly
  • Unfortunately
  • Happily

1 …………., side effects of this drug include headache, nausea, vomiting and swelling of the muscles.
2 ……………with this medicine, the pain will go away in an hour.   
3 ………………………., I can give you a diagnosis and it will be very quick.
4 ………………….it is not certain that the doctor will see you today as he has got a meeting now and he will be back by 4 pm.  
5 ……………… there was a small error in the report which led to the confusion.
6 ……………, your reports clearly show that you have got a weak heart.   


  1. Generally
  2. Hopefully
  3. Happily
  4. Honestly
  5. Unfortunately
  6. Unfortunately

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