Inclusive Surgical Care: Communicating with Neurodivergent Patients

When a neurodivergent patient needs surgery, how do we communicate with them? Do we speak only to the caregiver, or do we take the time to talk with our patient? Teaching us about the communication needs of neurodivergent patients through her own experience is Paige Sanzo, RN, OR Charge nurse, and mom to an autistic son. Join us as she shares her story, telling us about her son’s experiences with healthcare professionals, and as she helps us take what she has learned and apply it to our surgical patients.

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