"...it's like a fingerprint..."
Christine Buccilli, Radiological Sciences
TranscriptMy Philosophy of Healthcare is that each of us carries our own special philosophy, which is our organizing principle. The principle goes directly to our own core values, like unique characteristics. It is like a fingerprint of our own personal philosophy. This fingerprint can touch the lives of many. My favorite story is of “Footprints in the Sand” by Mary Stevenson. Mary wrote the story when she was 17 years old. During troubling times Mary wondered why there was only one set of footprints in the sand. The Lord told Mary during times of trial and suffering is when you only saw one set of footprints in the sand; it’s when I carried you. I like the story because to me, Mary was only one person who touched the lives of many with that famous poem. The poem was lost and people loved the poem so much that everybody replicated the poem, and they made millions and millions of dollars off of it. If you go to “Footprints in the Sand” and you read her little article about it, everyone else really became famous, and she really had a hard time suffering – poverty, no food. She was just an extraordinary human being, because she went above and beyond to help and touch the lives of everyone. Of course, I only remember that prayer when someone passes away, but it was nice, because when I was doing my power point, it came into mind and I just kind of incorporated it. Because I also work in the healthcare profession as a Radiographer, sometimes you are surrounded by negative people, and it’s hard to remain objective. The one thing the course helped me to see is that even though you are surrounded by obstacles, one person really can make a difference. That became very clear to me. I liked it because every day when you’re dealing with a challenging situation, it’s always nice to know, when you’re wheeling someone to their room, or getting them a remote control, or extra blanket, you’re really touching them, in ways that you don’t really think that you are. Some people are terminally ill, and when they’re passing on, they have to come to terms with their own illness and injury, and sometimes it’s the kindness that you project to them, that helps them to pass on. I really enjoyed the class, and I think it helped me to get a better understanding of my own Philosophy of Healthcare.
Updated: November 4, 2010 - 10:49am - by Yvette Saliba