NEWS | December 23, 2020

Year of the Nurse blog, Stacey Armstrong: ‘Stay really present with who the person is’

Stacey Armstrong

One of the many lessons that Stacey Armstrong reminds herself is to “stay really present with who the person is, not who I imagine them to be.” This principle, which has helped her navigate complex and challenging social situations throughout her career, hit home for her during one particular experience with the son of a patient who was dying. Her first impressions of the man ended up being completely wrong.

Hear Stacey recount this story about putting one’s prejudgments aside, in her own words.

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.