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Conscious Healthcare Provision

Modern medicine has hit the buffers in terms of how to treat the sick and dying. Like the war on illegal drugs – we are losing the war on disease management.

The old Greek philosophy that says “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure” still posits much critical acclaim. However, in todays so-called, fast-pace, multi-tiered, “hurry-hurry” healthcare system, we find the recipe for much of what plagues clinical medicine across the board.

What was meant to be Hippocratic medicine have become more or else of a “purpose economy,” where many doctors strive very hard to make a difference in their patient’s lives but the positive outcomes are oftentimes more the exception than the rule because of the structural barriers which are in place.

The intrinsic value of medicine have now been to get results by any means necessary given that post-Enlightenment medicine have become a value-added enterprise where doctors thrive rather successfully off their clinical practices and sickness and disease have been pre-empted by a For-Profit motive and drive perpetuated by big pharmaceutical companies who prosper through merchandising drug products at the expense of the healthcare economy and the well-being of many.

These conditions has led to healthcare disillusionment, stressed-out doctors and nurses, emotional disengagement by healthcare trusts and moral and spiritual burnout on the part of those licensed to care for us.

Any conscious healthcare doctor or nurse will tell you that they want to contribute to something much larger than themselves. They will tell you that the emotional rewards of seeing people healed and made well outweigh any financial or secondary form of compensation.

It is our shared belief at The Nia-Tesa Blackett Foundation that when healthcare organizations and all its staff members finally are able to serve this single purpose – then we all win!

Doctors and hospitals alike would then have reached their organizational ethos when the highest potential of its staff can be utilized and when team-work results in the participatorial development and shared ownership of successful performances and outcomes.

The work environment must serve the needs of both patient and medical staff, where each can carry out their respective mission of unselfish service to those who are sick and ravaged by disease.

Experience has shown that there are not always 100% perfect outcomes. This expectation is unrealistic as the healthcare industry with all its errors and mistakes is not an exact science which has led many doctors and other healthcare professional to burnout and to suffer from medical conditions similar to their patients.

We must be guarded in our approach to foster an environment where healthcare workers are not remiss to flag-up concerns for fear they will be victimized or treated as pariahs.

When individuals in any organization can feel comfortable speaking up and sharing their ideas and experiences, their workload no longer becomes a burden and they can exact meaning from their services. Conscious healthcare practitioner’s performance will then be greatly enhanced.