So probably the most memorable
patient I've ever had as an FNP
was someone who came into our
office first, very, very hesitant.
Basically, she needed to have a
somewhere to land she had been
not treated very well by
the healthcare system.
And this was someone
who wouldn't even
she didn't even feel comfortable
letting me listen to her heart
and lungs with a stethoscope.
Probably the first
five times I met them,
they were very hesitant
to reveal any information.
They had just been treated in a way
that was not kind by this system.
And were very fearful of it.
They had a lot going on with them.
And physically, like, there were
many different illnesses going on.
But none of them were being treated
because of a huge fear
of the healthcare system.
And through a lot of just
tiny, tiny baby steps
and a lot of education and just
sitting with them and listening
and valuing her concerns
what would have been at the
top of like my list, right?
There was slowly
like trust build up
and we were able to at the end,
she was coming in all the time.
We had gotten over the
course of three years,
a lot of those things sorted out.
I was able to do fairly invasive
preventative exams with her.
And it went, okay.
And that was being able to be
a part of someone saying like,
this is the first time I've ever
been able to do something like this
because you made me feel
safe to do it, was awesome.