Say it Again
It’s my most favorite time of the year.
Sure Christmas is over but now Aidan and I get to go speak to the pediatric nursing students at Yale.
I believe so strongly in parents and professionals working together that I will continue to take every opportunity to help them help us.
I’ll definitely tell them how important presumed competence is to me.
And since they’re nurses, I’ll tell them that I’m convinced nurses saved Aidan’s life by listening to their gut.They also advocated for him when I was not bedside during his NICU stay.
If I have time I’ll talk to them about the importance of getting clinic notes to parents and encouraging parents to bring a friend or partner for more difficult visits, like pre-op appointments.
Of course Aidan will get to show off his driving, walking and talking skills and I’ll answer questions. They’ll inevitably ask me about Liam and I’ll be thrilled to brag a little.
I’ll try not to have bossy face….
Now it’s your turn. I’ll invite these nurses who I know really want to work with us, to this space here. What would you share with them? What have been your best experiences with the medical community? Your most challenging ones?
Also – check out this great example of parents and professionals working together. One of our local pediatricians runs a contests to come read a bedtime story to your child. This both promotes reading and demystifies doctors. LOVE IT!