The other end of the stethoscope
from By Keith Carlson
Nurses are natural patient advocates, brokers of information and resources for optimal patient care, wellness and outcomes. The nurse can truly make a world of difference in the patient experience. Having said that, nurses may also occasionally find themselves in the role of patient. This can bode well for the nurse's own care in terms of self-advocacy, but also for the development of empathy for what patients encounter as they navigate the labyrinthine healthcare system.
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