FAN Event: Healing: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient – Theresa Brown, Ph.D., BSN, RN and Danielle Ofri, MD, Ph.D.

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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From the mammogram that would change her life through her diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, New York Times bestselling author Theresa Brown, Ph.D., BSN, RN, tells a poignant and powerful story about having breast cancer in the United States in her new memoir, Healing: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient. She presents an honest – and rare – look at struggling with the illness while navigating the maze of American health care from the unique standpoint of both a patient and a practitioner.
Despite her training and years of experience as an oncology and hospice nurse, Brown finds it difficult to navigate the medical maze from the other side of the bed. Why is she so often left in the dark about procedures and treatments? Why is she expected to research her own best treatment options? Both unnerving and extremely relatable, her experience shows us how our for-profit health care industry “cures” us but at the same time leaves so many of us feeling alienated and uncared for. As she did so brilliantly in her New York Times bestseller, The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives, Brown relays the unforgettable details of her daily life, but this time from her new perch as a patient, looking back at some of her own cases and considering what she didn’t know then about the warping effects of fear and the healing virtues of compassion.
Brown will be in conversation with Danielle Ofri, MD, Ph.D., a primary-care internist at Bellevue Hospital and clinical professor of medicine at New York University.
This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.
AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Healing from FAN’s partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Brown. Copy and paste this link to purchase: https://www.thebookstall.com/event/healing-when-nurse-becomes-patient-fan-program-theresa-brown-phd-bsn-rn


May 5
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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