Feeling Depleted? Get Inspired by These Ted Talks

Those who choose to make a career out of medicine usually do so because they want to make an impact. Nurses, techs, and other medical professionals have made a life of caring for others, and this sacrificial nature just can’t be taught. But with the added restrictions, requirements, and general stress of COVID-19, we can often come home exhausted, forgetting why we chose healthcare in the first place. That’s why we’ve compiled a few TED Talks to inspire you and give you some fresh perspective. 

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How to Treat a Person: Learning Patient Care from Patch Adams

“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. 

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