A story is worth using 1,000 words

Today during Carole’s discussion on patient and family communication she highlighted how a story really helps you to remember the lesson being portrayed. Likely, a fact I have heard before, but today as I reflect all I can remember are the stories. Some entertaining, some embarrassing, some profoundly moving and some extremely emotional. All, however, purposefully shared to portray a point. I can take time to reflect on these stories and really understand and appreciate the struggles of communication, speaking up, and being mindful. Meanwhile, placing myself in these stories and I can imagine how I would act and let that influence how I might respond in the future.

I think I would also like to take away from this that if I want to draw in support and emotion showing myself as human through my own stories will be the most effective way to let those I teach remember the lessons