"...we are all Gods children, and every patient is someone’s loved one..."
TranscriptMy philosophy of healthcare is to treat my patients with the knowledge that we are all Gods children, and every patient is someone’s loved one. Caring for anyone depends on meeting his or her individual needs not just their diagnosis. Some need comedy, some need prayer, and some patients need space knowing that you’re just a call button away. People who come to the hospital are usually not too “jazzed” about being in a place where they are stripped of their mobility and freedom especially over their bodies. The common thread I hope to contribute is being present, being their witness, having kindness and patience no matter their diagnosis, prognosis, faith, age, gender, or race. In any medical setting I believe that caring for patients and their families should be done with dignity and respect at all times. I want to always remember to care for my patients the way I would want myself or my loved ones to be cared for.
Updated: April 23, 2013 - 2:42pm - by Yvette Saliba