As a nurse at Telluride this has been super educational and eye opening experience. I have been surprised at how much I have been able to bring to group discussions, and how much I have in common with the medical students and residents. It is clear that nurses and physicians can be too divided in the hospital environment. But when we realize our common goal is to take care of our patients and keep them safe, we can immediately be on the same page. I appreciate the physicians that I work with who have come to me and told me to all them any time, as I work night shift, and that they respect any opinion or concern I have about our patients. I believe whole heartedly that is how easy it is to begin a respectful nurse-doctor relationship.
The concept of patient safety can seem daunting. And it is… Continue reading