Being a doctor is one of the most respected professions in existence. They are frequently portrayed as heroic, intelligent and notoriously good-looking people who always seem to know what they're doing. So, what does it actually take to be a "good" doctor? In this article I will unveil some secrets.
Compassion Is Key
One of the worst mistakes that any medical practitioner (or homo sapien for that matter) can make is not be compassionate towards others. When dealing with patients you have to show empathy and understand how they feel.
Putting Yourself in Their Shoes
It's crucial that doctors put themselves in their patient's shoes, but if your feet already fit snugly into size 10 Converse sneakers then no need, man! Otherwise try walking around barefoot for an entire day or wear someone else's tight fitting shoes; even platform crocs can teach you something about being uncomfortable. This small exercise could improve your bedside manner greatly!
It’s Never Just About The Money!
Doctors should never let financial pressures determine their level of care given - seriously guys - if cash is all you see when looking at your patients then go work on Wall Street or maybe get sugar daddy/mommy: providing healthcare is NOT just another way some folks pay the rent.
Here are three things every good doctor has:
- That special smile you give babies before vaccination shots.
Doctors must continue learning and adapt along with advances within medicine and technologies by staying up-to-date with research publications etc., thus demonstrating those bullet points above effortlessly since keeping current always takes hard work.
Communication and Introspection Are Crucial To Success
Another key factor common amongst top-of-the-shelf physicians everywhere lies in clear communication skills e.g attentive listening allows appropriate treatment planning having accurate language interpretation abilities for non-English speaking patients / those with auditory disabilities.
However, it’s also paramount that medical doctors take a step back and introspect on how their communication skills are evolving: asking themselves along the way if they sound approachable enough to not scare off any lingering anxiety in potential patient consults etc.
Just remember -- stay curious while chatting: listen attentively, respond appropriately, and ask important questions about presenting afflictions such as “Have you considered flapping your arms around Spock-style whilst making faceless cries?” Then buckle yourself up for some fascinatingly bizarre symptoms!
Decisions Aren’t Always Black And White
Doctors make crucial decisions daily - whether its something simple like which flavor of Gatorade to drink OR something slightly more difficult such as telling someone they only have 2 months left to live without harshing out / sending them running down the corridor screaming bloody murder -- Doctors should display poise in all decisions whilst taking calculated risks where beneficial.
Suppose a patient is too young or too old for an experimental treatment? Will extended hospitalization do more harm than good?
Yes – these are heavy life-halting choices that must be weighed with equal parts compassion and grace so prepare now by indulging into most sophisticated AI deep learning programming before finding success time after time! Trust me; even Alexa needs help every once-in-a-bloody-moon.
Be Prepared For The Moment
Medicine can never be merely theoretical - Life & Death may seem far away when putting together academic coursework but in actual practice this stuff is 100% real day-to-day problems: make sure you’re always ready when things go from mild->intense immediately (such as during car accident scene responses) This brings us seamlessly onto our next topic…
Be Dictatorially Organized!
Running late because of traffic is understandable but showing up unprepared just won’t cut mustard anymore. Staying organized helps decrease stress levels and makes work more efficient:
Keep a to-do list.
Set soft-spoken alarms
Arrive 10 minutes before scheduled appointments
The Moments That Count The Most
Most patients would say that the moment they receive absolutely mischievous bedside humor is the best one! Seriously, doctors should always make their patients feel comfortable even at extremely tough times - laughter can be the most potent medication (but please refrain from telling them those knock-knock jokes because we all know how that story ends.) Instead, try going for something funnier like…
“What do you call a fake noodle?”
“I don’t know”
But I mean, seriously docs, if your sense of humor makes your patient groan in pain rather than laughing with joy then just stick to TikTok; so maybe let's find another audience alright?!
Humor Works But Empathy Rules
Remember Docs: having empathy doesn't have to look sentimental or "hippie". It just means acknowledging/understanding body language cues then silently offering others space & support without judgement. In this way you can build trust with clients faster whilst still existing as competent medical professional who’s always ready for any emergency!
Becoming an excellent physician includes being hardworking but also naturally possessing acts of self-awareness while building relationships made stronger through understanding / good communication skills… So Did Callie Torres fit these criteria towards becoming a ortho-goddess on Grey’s Anatomy? Maybe not. But certainly folks such as Doctors McDreamy and McSteamy embody great examples of masterful physician hood; coming alongside both patients and other profession colleagues with kindness AND personal vivacity which one day will gain them entry into secret society of exceptional medical practitioners everywhere!