Men in Nursing
Men in Nursing 2020 – Executive Director, Emergency Department, Claude Stang, Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles
Looking back on this year, what have been the biggest changes in your practice?
The past year has been one of the most challenging in my 26-year career, although I led a team through the SARS epidemic years ago, which gave me some preparation. Aside from the obvious practice changes, the nurse’s role as patient advocate and educator has become more important than ever. Course-correcting with limited information and trusting our sources have become big challenges; with political messaging interspersed with medical science, some of the public hasn’t known where to turn.