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Deidre & Nancy

Two Ways to Teach

Deidre Campbell and her mother, Nancy Grimes, have very different roles at Hennepin, but they are both educators in ways that are supported and valued here. Deidre works as a nurse in the Hepatitis and Liver Disease Clinic. She educates patients about their disease and its management, leading to better medical outcomes and more satisfied patients empowered by self-care. Nancy, on the other hand, is a patient of the Internal Medicine Clinic, but she sees herself as a teacher too. “One of the things I enjoy most about HCMC is the teaching environment,” says Nancy, a former teacher and high school principal. "It’s just amazing to meet so many medical students and residents. I get to know them, and they get to know me." By taking the time to create a relationship with each other, she hopes to teach them something about how to keep the humanity in the clinical encounter.

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