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Amy Osmond Cook, OC Register

May 10, 2017

When was the last time you celebrated good health? If you’re like me, it follows a nasty bout of stomach nightmares when you swore never to eat a table-sized plate of cheese fries ever again. We honor secretaries and bosses; We celebrate saints, explorers, and chocolate — all worthy recipients. But this year, why not celebrate the role of a nurse?

A nurse is a caregiver, a decision-maker, a patient advocate, a teacher, and a manager. And in recognition of National Nurse Week, May 6-12, here are four things we can learn from our nurses every day.

How to listen

Thinking back on your last medical visit, you probably spent as much time (if not more) talking things over with the nurse. “Active listening is one of the most important aspects of nursing communication,” Annettee Budzban, RN, says. By listening to your responses, a nurse often relays questions or concerns to the doctor that may help adapt treatment to better suit a patient’s needs while calming concerns.  Honor your nurses this week by listening to them.

Read the full article in Orange County Register.