As an oncology nurse navigator, Carol Leija helps patients and their families through a difficult and challenging time in their lives – and she always tries to take the time to reflect on what they (and she) are going through. There was one experience, in particular, that demonstrated to her the importance of staying steady and slowly gaining their trust.
In celebration of Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday, 2020 is the Year of the Nurse. Beginning on National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and continuing throughout the year, a special blog will feature the stories, memories and motivations of UC Davis Health nurses.
Hear their words, and get to know why and how they invest such heart, passion, expertise and commitment in their life-changing work.