Lisa went on to say, "When patients would see my cane they were interested to know what had happened. I think it made them feel more connected to me as they knew I was patient as well as a nurse. By hiring a nurse with a disability, employers are hiring an individual who has experience firsthand in dealing with a disability. The person is an asset to a medical facility, patients and staff." (Lobdell, 2014, p.118)
Reading this inspired me to explore different types of decorative canes. I found canes in a variety of colors; beaded, jeweled and floral prints. They are made from different materials and exotic woods in a wide variety of styles. Handles vary from being shaped like animals to baseballs to Sherlock Holmes.
Please share your creations!