Reflections on Telluride experience

By Karen Mitchell

I first met Sorrell King at a Bioethics event sponsored by my hospital. When she was leaving to fly home, we asked her to return. She said she would come back if we filled an auditorium with students, and we did – nursing students, medical students, and other practitioners.  She believed that educating students was critical to improving patient safety.  This week has validated the seed she planted in me.  I hope that each of us return to our homes and our work and schools knowing that the power of one is amazing. We can each make a difference in the lives of patients and families and in the culture of our institutions. Keep the conversations going.