I heard this recently from a friend. My wife and I were living an integrated life. His perspective was that when your passion for your personal life and family equaled the passion for the work that you did both would elevate the other. The workforce is changing. How can we make small conscious decisions that move us to a integrated lifestyle that encompasses our personal, professional, community and church, and our social life and hobbies? Rob Gandley shares some thoughts on what steps we can take.
Choices…. until quarantine, our choices ran limitless when it came to exercise or nutrition. We have always had a choice of where to go exercise, what to eat for a snack, how to get our heart rate up, and who to bring along for the fun. But, with the year 2020 and the emergence of the Covid-19, our “normal” choices have come to a screeching halt. Now, making wrong choices, which include eating from stress or boredom or simply choosing to do nothing, have become the norm. What are some things we can do right now to bring about a change?
Is connecting with our patients important? What about compassionate touch? Does it have an impact on our patient's health? The changes in medicine are making it harder to build meaningful connections with our patients. The computer has affected this relationship as well as insurance demands on our time. Here are some things that we can do to protect this valuable part of care (and some science to back it up!).