From nurse to patient: A journey to healing

  • Leo Begazo | Oncology Nursing Society; Clinic Operations Manager, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, United States.


The nurse manager of an oncology clinic in a major cancer center shares his personal experience as a COVID-19 patient with other health care workers. He has spent two weeks in intensive care and found himself on the brink of death. In a lively description, he underlines the aspect of care that contributed to his cure. This included the respect that his caregivers expressed to his values, his love of his family and his religious beliefs. The communication of the caregivers was always honest and compassionate. He learned that love is the strongest motivation to survive in the course of a life-threatening disease and that healing is possible even in the absence of cure.



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COVID-19, nurse, patient, healing
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How to Cite
Begazo, Leo. 2021. “From Nurse to Patient: A Journey to Healing”. Qualitative Research in Medicine and Healthcare 5 (1).