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Judi Hirshfield-Bartek
Breast Cancer Activist

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What Else She Said

Being a nurse is probably traditional women's work. But the part that makes it a challenge [to traditional women's work] is that I'm pretty outspoken in my role of advocating for women and for the care they deserve. I tend to push hard on the medical community and that certainly is not a traditional woman's role.

I work at a place that they value questioning and challenging what a recommendation would be. Sometimes I say to a physician, 'why do you think we should do that? They've got this, this and this, don't you think maybe it should be that way?' And they'll go, 'Oh yeah, that's a good idea. Maybe we will do it that way instead.' Fortunately, I work at a hospital where patient care and informed decision-making are important. So my questioning and challenging are welcomed.


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For a bibliography: Jewish Women's Archive. "Jewish Women's Archive - Women Who Dared - Judi Hirshfield-Bartek on TRADITIONAL ROLES." <http://jwa.org/exhibits/wwd/jsp/fullAnswer.jsp>.

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