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H ow do you prioritize a patient care and empathy in a high-pressure health care environment What opportunities or pathways exist for professional growth and development within medical field ?

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Elaine’s Answer

Patient care and empathy displayed toward that patient are interwoven. It is best when they are connected. The patient needs to be heard and have someone who listens tho them and displays concern and a desire to help them. Good care is bolstered when the caregiver is empathic. The patient is more compliant and exhibits a higher level of satisfaction for the care provided.
The healthcare field is known for its willingness and commitment to continuous improvement and thus engages in professional development activities for all staff level. A person with a strong work ethic and willingness to learn and grow in skill and knowledge can develop and expand a career quite quickly in the healthcare field.

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I suggest you volunteer in a healthcare facility in your local area and gain some first hand knowledge of the profession and build experience as you volunteer.
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Faarina’s Answer

Hello Leonard,

Although difficulty of triaging and general level of responsibility can vary depending on your specific role in the healthcare environment, medicine is ultimately a team sport so you will always have support in doing what's best/right for your patient. As you gain more exposure to different patients in different settings (code blues/rapid responses, urgent care, ER, clinic, etc), your comfort level and expertise will both grow over time. As far as empathy, the rule of thumb I have always had is that I want to provide the kind of care that I would want either my loved ones or myself to receive if I was on the other end of the equation. Putting yourself in your patient's shoes is exactly what it's all about.

As far as opportunities or pathways for professional growth and development, there are multiple one-off workshops, in-person or virtual seminars and whole conferences dedicated to these sorts of things (as well as numerous validated online resources such as UpToDate, Dynamed, AMBOSS, etc). Because healthcare professionals are actually required to maintain a certain amount of continuing medical education [CME] to meet licensure requirements.
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fredrick’s Answer

We have what we call triage especially in highlevel facility with pressure from diffrent clients.what you need is to give priority to the most sick clients before attending to the rest this one will easy pressure and complains from the rest.In emergecy departments we have what we call colur coding wherewe use Red, green and black colour to give priority depending on client presentation. On the side of opportunities there is several speciality that one can venture into drpending on interest and shortage that may arise but above all ibeleave on passion driven career so that you can specialise on what you love ,otherwise there are diffrent specialities that one can specialize in to help clients.
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