In the nurse patient educator field most of the education is taught by the nurse educator. Sometimes, however, a patient can surprise you and you can learn from them. Very important life lessons can be learned from your patients if you are willing to stop and listen. Live life to the fullest. Do not take things too seriously. Stop and laugh once in a while. These are all examples of what you can learn from your patients. An article from Nurse Together has more:
By Sue Heacock
From Nurse Together
When a Nurse Patient Educator Learns from the Patient
Live life to the fullest. You have but one life. As William Wallace once said, “Every man dies. Not every man really lives”. No one is guaranteed good health or longevity. I continually learn this from my patients. I have seen young children succumb to cancer and accidents, witnessed patients in their 30’s and 40’s who appeared healthy die suddenly, and worked with elderly patients living with too many “what if’s”. I have learned to live each day to the fullest and appreciate the fact that I wake up each morning and go to sleep each night healthy.
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Never truer words spoken; you are always a student. Whether you are a scholar, doctor, or an RN. A nurse patient educator still has much to learn, regardless of its source. If you wish to learn more about the nurse educator field please visit our website.