Promoting patient-provider relationships and patient engagement in one’s own health care delivery are two topics that often come up for current discussion. I believe both are necessary for quality patient health outcomes. However, establishing a patient-provider relationship and engaging the patient are both areas that require continuous efforts from the providers and the patients. We as health care professionals are responsible for educating patients and their families about the patient’s health condition. Yet, the patient (and family) is also responsible for ensuring an understanding of his or her health condition, as well as asking questions to clarify the disseminated information. Read more
Last week I had some major flashbacks this afternoon as I approached the Northeastern campus. I was invited to speak on innovation in nursing and healthcare to graduate nursing students. I’ve done this annually for the last several years.
As I approached the classroom, I had memories of rushing to class two nights a week for 4 years after being at work all day. I used to park in this garage as I would rush to make it to class on time.
I then spoke for 2 1/2 hours straight tonight 😳🤣.
As I left, I remembered how much I greatly disliked speaking in front of a class 10+ years ago.
I’d stress about it all day.
My knee caps would shake while I tried to remember what I wrote on my notecards.
I wouldn’t think about anything else but the fact I needed to do that for about 5 minutes, 10 at most.
Now I enjoy it and find it one of the fun parts of my job.
While I’m talking, I don’t think about anything else going on in my day. I make fun of myself and laugh about it. Most importantly, I hope the students think differently as they leave about the opportunities that might catch them by surprise at some point in their career.
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