Tell Me About You: Experiences Teach a Nurse the Importance of Listening

Julie R. Beck

oncology nursing, education, listening, patient caregiving, nurse education
CJON 2017, 21(1), 13-14. DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.13-14

Unexpected cardiac issues at an early age inspired me to return to school to pursue a career in nursing. While in school, a close relationship with a family member facing a terminal cancer diagnosis gave me insight into the importance of listening as a tool for keeping patients safe and delivering the most appropriate care. These insights have shaped my career as I moved from student to RN to oncology nurse practitioner.

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