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Encounters with Health Professionals: Reflections and Gratitude

In this month's blog post, I want to share some profound encounters I've had with health professionals who have left a lasting impact on me. These encounters have made me stop, think, and reflect on the incredible dedication and challenges faced by those in the healthcare field.

Early in the month, I had a conversation with an anxious nurse who had just quit her job. She expressed feeling tired and unappreciated, highlighting the grueling demands of her role. Despite her apprehension, I encouraged her to see this as an opportunity for a much-needed break and a chance to reassess her professional life.

Another encounter was with a doctor who exuded calmness and contentment, despite the tumultuous times in healthcare. Her positive attitude was a refreshing reminder not to judge others based on assumptions. Despite the challenges faced during the pandemic, she expressed love for her work, emphasizing the importance of passion in sustaining oneself. She gave me a positive vibe and her smile was so beautiful.

More recently, I met a nurse who had returned to work after becoming a mother. She shared the emotional turmoil of leaving her newborn son in daycare while she worked. We both longed for a future where new mothers could stay home with their babies for longer, recognizing the emotional toll of separation. I pray for strength for all the new mothers who have to make hard decision for the best for their family.

Listening to Jamie Kern Lima's "Becoming Unstoppable" provided a backdrop for another encounter, this time with an overworked emergency doctor. She shared her struggles with exhaustion and the pressure to keep going despite the lack of staff and demanding job. I empathized with her situation and offered some advice, urging her to prioritize self-care and take a much-needed break. Our conversation took a poignant turn when she revealed a personal health issue, underscoring the importance of balancing work and well-being. In that moment, we shared a connection and a sense of solidarity, reaffirming our resilience and determination to overcome challenges.

These encounters serve as reminders of the humanity behind the healthcare profession and the importance of supporting and respecting those who dedicate their lives to caring for others. As I continue to engage with customers and learn from their experiences, I am reminded of the value of empathy, compassion, and mutual understanding in fostering meaningful connections.

In closing, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all health professionals for their unwavering dedication and sacrifice. May they find moments of rest, joy, and fulfillment in their noble calling, knowing that their work makes a profound difference in the lives of others.

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Mar 13

What an emotional blog! The healthcare field changes every year, and those who remain I have high regards for their profession.

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