Can a conversation change an outcome? Can it save a life?
It’s been two days- two days worth of raw emotion, in depth conversation, and self reflection. The last two days with my fellow academy members and faculty have been nothing short of eye opening. I’ve found myself overwhelmed by a number of emotions including anger, empathy, pride, and sympathy. I’ve found myself reflecting on my own nursing practice and life experiences, and it’s been a very moving thus far.
Today, we discussed the importance of informed consent and shared decision making. After seeing the Michael Scolnik film, I began thinking about a time that my own life was affected by informed consent. When I was 2, my younger sister Danielle was born. My parents told my brother and I that she suffered a “broken heart.” Shortly after her birth she was diagnosed with transposition of the great vessels, and… Continue reading