It’s Nurses Week and with the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has finally caught on to what I discovered at age 18 when my dad was in the hospital for open heart surgery. While the surgeon was certainly important, it was the nurses who were the real heroes of my dad’s recovery. They were with my dad every moment, guiding him through a successful post-op recovery.
I have been a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant for 14 years now. The support I have received from the CLNC Mentors at the Institute has always been encouraging. In August, I was asked to review some medical records for a compassionate release request for a new attorney. I called the Institute and received much encouragement.
The COVID-19 pandemic illustrates how perception is often disguised as fact. We’re all experiencing the same exact virus, yet are quite divided on the so-called facts of the virus. Go out or stay home. Wear a mask or don’t wear a mask. Socialize with friends and family or don’t socialize. Eat in a restaurant or prepare meals at home.
With the COVID-19 pandemic many people are still choosing to stay close to home even though states have opened up. I’m one of those people. This is not an easy decision for someone used to traveling more than 16 weeks a year.
We’ve been celebrating nurses this week and it’s fitting that Florence Nightingale’s birthday always marks the end of Nurses Week. Florence is legendary for being the pioneer of handwashing and hygiene. What is obvious today was not so obvious during her lifetime.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers of the world. When I think of my own mothers (I’ve been blessed to have two) words cannot capture their meaning.
Today marks the beginning of Nurses Week which always holds a special place in my heart. I love nurses and I love that for a whole week (not just a day) we all get to express our gratitude for and awe of nurses. After all, nurses give so much of themselves. What other profession, in the normal course of performing its job, doesn’t get to eat, use the bathroom or take a break and sometimes even gives its lives for the very people it’s serving?
While many Certified Legal Nurse Consultants and attorneys are still on COVID-19 lockdown, it’s even more important than ever to communicate with your clients. The courts may be closed, but attorneys are still getting new cases, working on existing cases and advancing the discovery process on all of their cases. And they need to hear from you as the CLNC® consultant during the COVID-19 pandemic.