Personal experience shapes doctor's outlook

A young woman is seated in a garden. A stethoscope is draped around her neck.
Fiona Stanley Hospital Registrar Dr Chloe Attree
September 21, 2018

Registrar Dr Chloe Attree always knew she wanted to be a doctor, but a personal experience helped shape the way she interacts with her patients and their families.

“My Dad had a heart attack and was admitted to Fiona Stanley Hospital. I came in as a terrified family member, where we went through to emergency department and then watched him go to the cardiology lab.

"It was a big shock being on the other side of the bed.

"At the time, I knew what was happening because I could see it on the monitors. But for my Mum, she could only interpret what I had on my face which was a really scary moment for her.

"Having seen the excellent care that my Dad received made me really proud to be part of Fiona Stanley Hospital. My Dad couldn’t talk more highly of the care he received.

"The experience has also given me perspective, especially in my dealings with family members.”

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