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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5 Things Nurses Wish You Knew

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.

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4 Tips for Caring for Elderly

Those who work with the elderly often remark that “with great struggle comes great reward,” but this truth can be choked out by the difficulties of the day-to-day. If you want to provide the best possible care for your elderly patients, just take our advice below. In doing so, you can experience the intrinsic rewards that you’ve been missing out on.

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