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Friday, June 13, 2014

What is a hospital docent?

Docent - (noun) a person who serve as a guide and educator for the institution she serves, usually on a voluntary basis.  

My mother is an amazing person.  As a breast cancer survivor, she has had many encounters with the medical system and would often call me in frustration, saying, "I never know what's going on!"  I imagine many of you are, or know someone, in the same boat.  

I am a pediatrician and mother.  I work at a major children's hospital and I will be your tour guide.  Thought I cannot give you specific advice, I am here to make the process of working with your health care team easier, safer, and patient-centered.

1 comment:

  1. Great work Julia. Excited for more posts to come.