Clinical nurse Michael Dion has learned a few important lessons in the course of his career – and he strives to teach others about what he has experienced on that journey. One thing is the imperative to treat all patients as human beings, without judgment or negativity. And a second is the need to take time to center oneself – to check in on yourself and make sure you’re finding opportunities for essential self-care.
In celebration of Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday, 2020 is the Year of the Nurse. Beginning on National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and continuing throughout the year, a special blog will feature the stories, memories and motivations of UC Davis Health nurses.
Hear their words, and get to know why and how they invest such heart, passion, expertise and commitment in their life-changing work.