Updated: Jan 11, 2021
I needed to be a part of the change in our healthcare
Years ago when I first started out as an advanced practice registered nurse (also referred to by many as a nurse practitioner) I remember vividly what a physician colleague said to me when I was feeling a bit overwhelmed. I was seeing 30-40 patients a day and running behind schedule while also trying to manage my medical staff and follow up on patient phone and email requests. My colleague said, "Do you know what your problem is?" I was intrigued. His reply changed my trajectory in health care, as he said "you ask patients too many questions."
Let us remember to ask questions and listen to each other.