People often ask why I don’t share my political viewpoints when speaking or on social media. My response, “Politics can bring out the worst in a person. Why do I want to alienate 50% of my audience out of the gate?”
Most legal nurse consultants know that I am a strong patient advocate. I never feel bad about standing up for patients. Trust me, hospitals and insurance companies have lobbies worth billions to look out for them and to protect them from people injured by negligent healthcare providers and facilities.
When it comes to business, there’s no place for politics unless you’re a politician or the particular politics are your business. This is especially important for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants who intend to consult with both plaintiff and defense attorneys. Suzanne E. Arragg, RN, BSN, CDONA/LTC, CLNC even keeps from expressing political viewpoints about her legal nurse consulting specialty, long term care. She says, “Since the healthcare insurance industry and elder care are newsworthy hot topics surrounded by myriad opinions and politics, I find it best to refrain from publicly commenting on these issues. My attorney-clients appreciate this approach and I believe this is one of the reasons I attract their repeat business and continued loyalty.”
The cases you work on in your CLNC® business are serious enough and nothing will sour a good time faster than discussing politics, so why risk ruining a relationship with an attorney-prospect you’ve just met or an attorney-client who’s helping you pay your mortgage and put your kids through school? I say you shouldn’t but then, I’m just saying…
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P.S. Comment and share your opinion on discussing politics with your attorney-clients.