Heart ‘n Home would like to recognize all physicians for their positive impact on others! Your hard work and dedication is inspiring to all healthcare professionals.
Physicians do great work every day. I know and work with many extraordinary healers, and I see their dedication and diligence firsthand. And yet, so many are so busy caring for patients and their own families that they have little time to reflect on their own accomplishments. Fortunately, we have Doctors Day—today, March 30th—as an opportunity to take a breather and consider whats done well…and what may be done better.
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- Take a moment to think about how the doctors you know have helped patients. Chances are a physician has made a huge impact on your life and on the lives of people you love.
- Thank them for their work. Doctors don’t always hear those two little words—thank you—and when they do, it truly means a lot.
- Healthcare professionals: manage up doctors with patients. This will show that we are all on the same team.
- Remember that treating doctors with kindness, empathy, and gratitude will enhance your own happiness and the quality of the environment you work in.
- Take a moment to pause and think about all the good you have done over the course of your career. The lives saved, the lives improved, the care you gave to patients even when you couldn’t cure them.
- Remember the “big picture” when the frustrations of the healthcare environment start to close in on you. Healing and helping others is a calling, and the good work you do makes up for the headaches that come with practicing medicine.
- Remember that we have limitations. Make sure that you realize and accept your own.
- Spend time with your family. They are also important, and time passes much too quickly. Don’t work your life away.
- Take care of your own health. The phrase “Physician, heal thyself” came about for a reason. I didn’t appreciate the wisdom of this advice until my own health began to suffer.
- Remember to practice kindness, empathy, and gratitude with patients, staff, and everyone around you. It’s the only way you will ever be happy.
(Quint Studer, Health Care Consultant and Founder of Studer Group. http://www.studergroup.com/home/quints blog.dot)