Janet Ferrebee is a nurse in the open heart recovery unit.
The CAMC workforce continues to face challenges when caring for patients battling addiction. To help the workforce better understand addicted patients, an ad hoc committee - meeting to tackle this crisis - asked Ferrebee to tell her family's story.
Ferrebee selflessly shared how she lost her son to the disease of addiction. She discussed his many hospitalizations and the impact felt by health care professionals. The interview was recorded and sent out as part of our weekly email communications in August. The video was shared to increase awareness and compassion and reduce bias toward this patient population.