NEWS | July 10, 2020

Year of the Nurse blog, Julie Petray: ‘Care for patients with compassion, concern, as if this is a family member’

Julie Petray

When she was a “fairly new nurse,” UC Davis Health’s Julie Petray encountered an angry and uncooperative patient.

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But by trying to make him comfortable and finding ways to connect with him personally, she learned a valuable lesson about the essential humanity in every individual.

Hear Julie’s story, in her own words.

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.