Wondering if you’re cut out for a job in the medical field? A career in patient care takes a special kind of person — one with the right skills and attributes to get the job done (and done well).
So, what does it take to be effective in a patient care field? Find out below:
“Patch Adams,” the 1998 comedy/drama featuring Robin Williams, tells the story of a man, Hunter “Patch” Adams, who makes waves at Virginia Medical University when he realizes that the school’s idea of what constitutes patient care is vastly different from his own. Wanting to serve those without insurance, Patch opens a clinic in his home. It is there that he finds his purpose: to connect with his patients and offer them hope.
Sometimes, it’s nice to feel validated. And what better way than to find out that the struggles you experience are common to others? If you’re a nurse, you know that there are a lot of misconceptions about your profession, including the five that we’ll discuss below. Read on to hear what nurses wish others knew about, and be assured that you’re not alone.
The best caregivers are those who recognize that their expertise can only go so far. After that, it’s empathy that sets them apart. Read on to learn how you can show your patients compassion and empathy so that they can get through the hardest parts of their journey.