Of course, I want it to be a great experience for the patient, and I also want to establish a collegial environment with everyone I work with. I think patients feel that culture when they walk in, so I am motivated to cultivate a collaborative atmosphere.
I have learned so many things just from hanging out with patients, and they often appreciate a sounding board.
The main thing that brought me here is the connection I make with patients. I think it is especially important in cancer care because people are vulnerable and there is a huge paradigm shift with emotions. We can really establish unique relationships. I enjoy talking to people, and I truly believe our patients are our greatest teachers.
Area of Clinical Practice
I am a doctor of nursing practice who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic.
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