Nurses have the privilege to be with patients and families at their most vulnerable, and no body part or health topic is taboo at Thanksgiving, cocktail parties and other events. Bowel habits, Mom's thrombosis or Dad's COPD...whatever the topic, be confident that I am always interested. People trust nurses and tell us their concerns and ask us questions. And we really, really care. I love helping people and giving them health advice. I'm also not embarrassed to share my own issues. So let it be known that I scheduled my Mammogram today. (Wow! It has been a year since the last one.)
Please, in your personal and professional worlds encourage all women to schedule theirs. Screenings Save Lives!