Street Nurse | Sutter Health

Street Nurse | Sutter Health

Street Nurse | Sutter Health

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment October 11, 2019


[MUSIC PLAYING] AMANDA BUCCINA: When I look at
the people that I’m caring for, I see a lot of different things. I see a lot of fear,
a lot of mistrust, a lot of difficulties
with self-worth. Most of them are used to
not being treated very well I’m not expecting them to
fit into any type of model, I meet them where they are. I don’t require them to fit into
the artificial construct that is health care, basically. The relationship, I think, is
almost the most important part. I work on developing rapport
as the first and primary thing. DENNIS: An iron rod is
in there and my body’s rejecting that iron rod. AMANDA: Dennis, I
hate to tell you this, but I think you need to
go back to the hospital. Nobody’s going to to me for
help if they don’t trust me. A lot of trust out here is
built on your reputation. If I help someone, or they
feel that I was non-judgmental towards them, they’re
going to say, oh, hey, why don’t you call Amanda,
or why don’t you go find Amanda because she can help. I know what I’m doing makes a
difference because I see it. Now people come to me. They come to find me. They ask me for advice. They follow through on things
that I’ve asked them to do. Just push it down
against your finger. Oh, OK, that’s cool. There you go. That makes me feel really
privileged, honestly. I don’t know if Sutter
Health realizes the impact that they’ve had both on how
the street nurse can affect people’s lives on the street,
nor how this position affects my life. I’m incredibly grateful
that I get to even do this. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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