Someday every health care professional will become a patient. How would they want to be treated when that becomes their reality? As someone who has been a medical social worker and a patient (treated for a heart attack, kidney stones, and pneumonia in the past few years), I have been in that vulnerable position. I have also been a caregiver for my husband, both parents before they passed and, most recently, for a dear friend who died in December, and I walked that path with them. This presentation will take you on the journey with me and offer concrete tools to help you move through your own health care needs when they arise with as much ease and grace as possible. Love, compassion and creativity are part of the experience.