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Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Have you ever stuck your foot in your mouth? Said something that you realized really shouldn’t have been said, or wondered, “Did I really say that?” If we’re lucky, all it brings is a bit of embarrassment. But think about the car valet who refused to get a wheelchair for an emergency patient because it was too close to the end of his shift. And the patient, unbeknownst to him, was a high-ranking executive in the hospital. Oops.

Stories like this have their funny side, but they also show that we may forget why we are in nursing. Using humor, with a good dose of reality, Bridget Duffy, former chief experience officer at Cleveland Clinic, offers us her experience from the other side of the bed:

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Je Ne Comprends Pas
Open Mouth, Insert Foot
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Marijke Durning
Marijke is a professional writer who began her working career as a registered nurse over 25 years ago. After working in clinical areas ranging from rehab to intensive care, as a floor nurse to a supervisor, she found she could combine her extensive health knowledge with her love of writing. Although she has been published in a wide variety of publications for professionals and the general public, her passion is writing for the every day person to promote health literacy.

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