A Patient’s Perspective: The Unspoken Role Nurses Play in Sustaining Life

Track: Conference Events

Session Number: Friday Keynote
Date: Fri, Apr 6th, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Description:

As a two-time heart transplant recipient and
first-time kidney transplant recipient who spent
70 days in the Intensive Care Unit waiting for the
gift of life, Bill knows all about the importance of
individualized patient care and how truly special
the patient-nurse and patient-physician bond is
to the mental state of a critically ill individual. In his
presentation, Bill will share experiences in which his nurses
unknowingly provided him with the will to live. Through these
experiences, attendees will learn how to improve their
relationships with patients and how to become not only a
better caregiver, but someone who the patient will never forget
Session Type: Clinical Practice

Session Description: As a two-time heart transplant recipient and
first-time kidney transplant recipient who spent
70 days in the Intensive Care Unit waiting for the
gift of life, Bill knows all about the importance of
individualized patient care and how truly special
the patient-nurse and patient-physician bond is
to the mental state of a critically ill individual. In his
presentation, Bill will share experiences in which his nurses
unknowingly provided him with the will to live. Through these
experiences, attendees will learn how to improve their
relationships with patients and how to become not only a
better caregiver, but someone who the patient will never forget
Primary Presenter Bio: N/A
Primary Presenter Institution: Bill Coon
Session Type: Clinical Practice

Session Description: As a two-time heart transplant recipient and
first-time kidney transplant recipient who spent
70 days in the Intensive Care Unit waiting for the
gift of life, Bill knows all about the importance of
individualized patient care and how truly special
the patient-nurse and patient-physician bond is
to the mental state of a critically ill individual. In his
presentation, Bill will share experiences in which his nurses
unknowingly provided him with the will to live. Through these
experiences, attendees will learn how to improve their
relationships with patients and how to become not only a
better caregiver, but someone who the patient will never forget
Primary Presenter Bio: N/A
Primary Presenter Institution: Bill Coon