Texas Health Alliance
What does compassion mean to you?
In Cardiac Rehab, you get to be in touch with the patients over three months. We get to know them as a person, their goals and their past, to help them make lifestyle changes for the better. It is nice to help them after a serious illness. Our patients are someone's mom, dad, brother and sister. We give them the best care we can, as if they are our relatives.
How do you incorporate compassion into patient care?
We try to treat them like they are our family members. I treat them how I want my family to be treated.
Is there anyone who inspires you to be compassionate?
All of my co-workers inspire me to be compassionate. Being around them day in and day out, and seeing how they treat our patients, inspires me.