Nurses’ Role in Your Care Team


When it comes to chronic illnesses, nurses are all stars in your health care team.

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DR. RODGERS: When it comes to chronic illnesses, nurses are all stars in your health care team.

Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH.

My colleague, Dr. Shannon Zenk, director of the National Institute of Nursing Research here at NIH, explains.

DR. ZENK: Nurses are the backbone of our health care system, and may even lead your care team!

They work closely with patients, their families, and other health professionals like doctors and pharmacists, to overcome challenges and provide direct patient support.

Nurses can help you learn more about your illness and understand how to take steps to improve your health and quality of life.

As you keep going on the path to wellness, remember nurses are on your team to help you reach your goals and live your healthiest life.

DR. RODGERS: Follow us @NIDDKgov. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers.

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