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Old 02-21-2016, 10:14 AM
Location: Orlando
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In my professional life, I was a lawyer and a law professor. I have zero medical or nursing training, apart from what I learned in five years of being my late husband's caregiver.

These days I work part time as a standardized patient in a nursing school. It's mostly an acting job. I portray a patient with a particular health issue, and the nursing students practice various skills on me. Nothing invasive or embarrassing. For example, in a recent session, I portrayed a patient coming in with a complaint of headaches, and the students' job was to do a head-to-toe assessment of me, including taking my history (which I improvised), listening to my heart and lungs, etc. There was a nursing professor in the room with the student and me, taking notes on how well the student did his or her job. When the assessment was completed, the professor asked for my feedback to the student, whether he or she made me feel comfortable, protected my privacy and dugnity, etc.

I get paid for this, although not a lot. I really enjoy doing it, because I see it as a combination of acting and teaching. I enjoy being with students, and helping them a little bit along the path to their profession.
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Old 02-21-2016, 10:24 AM
Location: Close to an earthquake
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This is definitely a retirement "legacy job" I'm considering so I'm working hard to stay in tip-top shape and toughness - an old-geezer tough-as-nails security guard with a water pistol hanging from a holster on my hip:

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Old 02-21-2016, 02:47 PM
Location: Las Vegas
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I have had a ball working off and on for Williams-Sonoma. It is fun to do something totally different.

If you do decide to do this, take care of your feet. Wear compression socks and the best shoes possible.
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