How does a nursing leader decide to step away from bedside patient care?
Episode 13 - Pediatric Leadership Podcast
Taking care of patients and their families at the bedside is a rewarding experience. The connection that develops between a healthcare professional and the family can be very strong and can be a source of hope for families who are facing difficult times. There is no profession in which this is more ture than nursing. At some point many pediatric leaders are faced with the decision to step away from direct patient care and to spend more time in their leadership role. Doing so can create a mix of conflicting emotions.
Cheryl Petersen has had an amazing career in the nursing field. She came to Cook Children’s with the plan to help start the Pediatric Intensive Care service. She has held many nursing leadership positions at Cook Children’s and currently serves as the Chief Nursing Officer.
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