By Stephanie Isley
01/18/2024 – FE News

As a child and teenager, I spent so much time in hospitals and doctors’ offices that my family affectionately called me a “professional patient.” During all those visits, I learned that the attitude and empathy of the nurses and medical assistants who checked on me would make or break how I felt about my visit. Did I feel hopeful and optimistic? Or, did I feel discouraged?

Doctors made the critical decisions and diagnoses about my case, but it was the rest of the staff who kept me calm, eased my pain, and supported me. Those early formative experiences inspired me to pursue a job in healthcare because I wanted to be able to help sick people feel hopeful and optimistic in the same way the nurses and medical assistants had helped me…Read the rest of Stephanie’s story on FE News.