Updated: Aug 26, 2022
For example a patient may have been bedridden with little activity. This patient would be more vulnerable to physical de-conditioning. If you get the patient involved in physical therapy, that patient may recover faster.
I like to think about contributions not in the sense of putting oneself on a pedestal and not in the sense of being the big man on campus per se. But I do like being able to see what different efforts can be made to make for a more efficient team.
It’s not always about getting great applause.
Sometimes you won’t get any recognition. Other times people may not be aware of how hard you worked. But just like the duck sailing across the water gracefully, there’s a lot of pedaling — a lot of work going on behind the scenes.
I’m not saying that people don’t have to know or don’t need to know how much hard work you put in. You can also get awards and praise for your efforts.
I am saying that you can do your work, be professional and get through without necessarily making a billboard or announcing how hard you worked. This can be done strictly to make a difference; this can be done to make sure that you’re doing your best and you’re at the top of your game.
I once heard a motivational speaker say that you have to go as far as you can see and then when you get there, you’ll be able to see further so you can go further.
I am passionate about great communication.
I am passionate about being able to communicate with my team as a physician and with the patient.
I want to make sure that the patient has a sense of that great teamwork.