HPFS ::Health Professionals Field and Sacrifice::


 
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In this blog post, I’ll be talking about sacrifices especially in regards to health care professions. The doctors and the nurse practitioners/ physician assistant. It’s January’s LinP episode or the Living in Peace section of my channel where I talk about peaceful living in this chaotic and dramatic world, how I see it and how I live it. This section is the main section of my channel so if you’re all about living a peaceful life as well then this channel is for you. Episodes from this section drop monthly so Watch out for next months episode If you’re already subscribed to this channel, then you’re a very proud LinP|RinPer and you’re humbly welcome back to this channel. And If you’re new here, and would love to join the family, do so by hovering over the hearts in the right lower corner click the subscribe button and leave us a comment so that we can welcome you properly.  Do check out the other sections of Laraddiji as you’re inspired to do so after watching this video.  

Health Professional Field & Sacrifices So to the topic of sacrifice in the healthcare field, I’ve already visited 2 health care professionals in this new yr and new month already, one to the emergency room when my son complained of abdominal pains with a fever of 103.5 and the other appointment was for an ENT doctor for my son’s snoring to the point that he doesn’t breathe for more than 5 seconds, I get breathless when he doesn’t breath, very scary.   It is always very easy to talk bad about something we don’t know a lot about and this makes it very Easy to judge people and the situations they’re faced with, also makes it very easy to break people down, easy to disregard someone and also easy to put down peoples efforts even as small as they may be when we don’t know the deep roots of the situations people are in or that they’re faced with. I say this because I’ve always said I could never be a doctor because I feel that the responsibility of having a life literarily in your hands is just so huge and I feel that only people who are selfless can do jobs like that. Ever since I’ve worked in a hospital, I’ve got to see doctors come in at odd hours to see their pts or read pts’ charts and I’ve seen other doctors who travel long hours on end to see their pts or those doctors who get woken up in the middle of the night for consultations on their critical Pts, I kept telling myself, I just couldn’t become a doctor and guess what, life opened up a door to me in the direction of the Nurse Practitioner route and guess what I can do now, see pts and care for them before their situations become critical and for those critical pts, I can manage them so that they don’t get worse and if and when they do, I refer those cases to specialists, that’s what I do now.  

Think about it, Doctors go to school for what feels like forever and we get to disturb them even more 24.7 with sick pts, what more sacrifice is there? Yes they’re getting paid big bucks to take care of pts and in that sense, but no amount of money you’re paying me can make another human being leave his own family to come and help your family and that’s where that sacrifice comes in. I personally went into the healthcare field not because of the money but because I have a first and foremost desire to serve people, I love doing that. Its like an entertainer who loves putting smiles on peoples faces and getting people to dance their sorrows away, getting paid to do what you love keeps you from being homeless. Not every health care professional goes into the field wanting to take care of people and really want to see people get better and go back to living their lives, some go into the profession with a business agenda, and at the end of the day, you end up being what makes their business grow. 2, Some go into the profession to really make a difference in peoples lives. If you fall into the second category depending on the type of job you’re doing, then there’s a sacrificial aspect involved in what you’re doing.  

A cab driver spoke honestly with me the other day that all doctors want to do is just take all their money and waste all their time and I really wish it were so. There are not so many primary doctors for a lot of communities here in the States because not a lot of people want to make that sacrifice anymore to become doctors. Please prove me wrong, we have a generation that only cares about themselves but when they are sick, they forget that someone has to take care of them. And if we don’t have enough here in the States, how about anywhere outside of the States? Third world countries? Exactly.   Before I continue, what is the meaning of sacrifice?   what do I mean by Primary Care, that was the first thing I had to learn as a Nurse Practitioner student. Primary care is the day-to-day healthcare given by a health care provider. Typically this provider acts as the first contact and principal point of continuing care for patients within a healthcare system, and coordinates other specialist care that the patient may need. They act as the gatekeeper to control access to other medical services. The Characteristics of PHC include: Patient/family centeredness, self-reliance and participation and the Principles of Primary Health Care are, Health Promotion, Accessibility, Appropriate Technology, Community Participation, and Partnerships.   I honestly want to say going into the health care field has made it possible for me to know a little bit about what goes on behind the doors of the health care field. I feel like I’m an insider now even though I’m still learning the ins and outs of the industry. The regular pt goes to a clinic or a hospital and he or hse pays for services rendered but before then, there’s a lot things going on in the background. But let me not digress. Back in the day, parents, whether you’re an asian parent or an african parent, the jobs you were told, yes told you can only do were 1. doctor, 2. lawyer 3. engineer why because, there’s a lot of money involved when you’re done studying and you’re very much respected.  

Why this topic for LinP|RinP? Our health is a fundamental part of living a peaceful life, living requires that you’re healthy and then the peaceful part of living can into play.  So let’s break down the education a doctor or a Nurse Practitioner has to go through to take care of the community.   Dr’s Education 4 yrs pre med in biology with lab, gen and organic chemistry with lab, physics with lab, biochemiostry and english , and other courses 4 yrs med school  after taking Medical College Admission Test 4 yrs internship / specialty training Fellowship / medical training after the special training   Nurse Practitioner 2 yrs Associates degree then sit for the nclex boards 2yrs  Bachelors degree 1.5 -2yrs Masters degree 550 hrs of clinicals adult, peds and womens health 3-5yrs – DnP/PhD   In conclusion, if you’ve been inspired to join the healthcare field, know that there’s a sacrifice involved, your time money, but theres always a reward for a job well done. There’s a shortage in Health care professionals out there and more people are being born everyday so you can be a great help to this generation and the next to come by helping to fill the gap  

Thank you very much for reading this post. God willing, we are on this earth for an average of 75-80yrs. Let’s not waste any of that precious time on matters that don’t help us positively in some way. You have a decision to make, if not now, maybe later, the ball of caring is in your court today whether you’re in the healthcare field or not. Ask questions if you have any, don’t hesitate to leave a comment as well.  Like this post by giving it a thumbs up so that I can make more of them. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram @Laraddiji Subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss the many more sizzling topics to come, why wait, its free, Please, let’s love our neighbors as ourselves and remember, to Rest.In.Peace, we all need to be Living.In.Peace. Stay blessed Bye bye. You’ll see me in my next one.