Prior to this module, I did not have in-depth knowledge of the egg retrieval process–I really appreciated this video and found it very informative. As the above discussion questions inquires, how would I answer questions without such expertise? I find it would be important to first become aware of those providers within my team who would be more knowledgeable, that way I could direct the patient to them if necessary. I also think it would be important to utilize existing educational resources (pamphlets, brochures, etc) which exist for this process. Further, I believe it would be important to acknowledge the importance of the questions being asked, even if I could not personally answer them, and ensure I advocate the the patient appropriately to utilize the above strategies to facilitate appropriate education.
I agree that identifying which providers are valueable resources of information is an important first step. As a nurse, I think it’s important to stress to other nurses that we don’t have to be the experts on oncofertility preservation, but we moreso have to know who to direct patients to and how to open the conversation — not necessarily give every detail of the process. I also agree with what you said about ensuring that you advocate. Right now, I am trying to educate the other nurses on my floor about the importance of advocating for the patient’s rite to the information.