How One Cancer Nurse Exhibits Compassion on a Daily Basis

Extraordinary Healer®, Extraordinary Healer® Vol. 15, Volume 15,

During anxious times throughout treatment, one patient details how her oncology nurse helped her to relax at visits to her cancer center.

Trish Traylor, RN, OCN, always exhibits compassion to me. She causes me to relax when I feel nervous before a treatment session. She explains everything that is happening during any treatment I get. She answers all my questions with clarity and never rushes an answer. She is extremely careful when inserting needles into my arm. Her smile always makes me feel at ease. Trish at Maryland Oncology and Hematology in Bethesda is truly a wonderful human being.

Editor’s Note: This is an essay submitted by Elisabeth Schlegel for the 2021 Extraordinary Healer Award. Click here to read more about CURE®’s Extraordinary Healer® Award for Oncology Nursing event on April 30, 2021.

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