"...He didn't dine with only the finest..."
Tina-Marie Figueroa, Health & Biomedical Sciences
TranscriptI remember flipping through channels on the TV and going through and stopping at this one particular place on the Discovery channel and they were talking about different types of healthcare systems. One of the most important things that stuck out to me was when they were interviewing several doctors in Italy and France and most of them did pro-bono work. They said on the TV show, they were just like, “What? I don’t understand. What’s the big difference? We do this every day. This is something that’s normal to us.” It struck me because they had the care, compassion, and the love for their job, for their people…to want to take care of them, no matter if they had money to pay for it or if they didn’t. So, my Philosophy of Healthcare, or I should say, my Philosophies of Healthcare, are: Compassion – having the compassion to love your job, the desire to do it and wake up every morning. Love – the love to take care of people who cannot help themselves. You have patients that don’t always know or understand what they are doing wrong. Loving them no matter what. And the last part is the care. You have to give excellent care no matter who they are. You can’t judge them, and I think that being at this school has taught me a lot with Jesus’ care towards everybody and anybody. He didn’t eat with riches. He didn’t dine only the finest. He dined with people all over. So I think, to me, those are my Philosophies of Healthcare.
Updated: January 10, 2011 - 2:52pm - by Yvette Saliba