“The Why” Beyond The Technical Skills, Understanding The other Side Of Healthcare

June 1, 2017 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

Some Time’s A Patient Needs Someone To Be There And Listen…Not To Fix Anything Or Do Anything In Particular, But Just To Let Them Feel They Are Supported And Cared About


As patients, I think we all, when given the opportunity, want to get better. You lose your purpose in life when you lose your ability to function. You lose your sense of self. We have to be given permission and encouraged to change the dynamic and play an active role in our healthcare decisions by those that are involved in our care.

 Healthcare Consultant, Patient Advisor and Speaker

 I became ill in my senior year of college. Although I did manage to graduate with my class, my life looked completely different than my friends’ lives as they started their adult lives. Graduating from college is an exciting time for most, where you get to go off and chase your dreams.

When a person graduates from college, It’s like the beginning of a new era; you have your whole life ahead of you, it is a chance to chase your dreams and you embark on a journey to build the life that you have been working towards for years. It’s a time when maybe you go out and decide to start the career you’ve always wanted, or get married and start a family, it’s a happy time filled with exciting changes.

It was the latter half of my senior year when I began to get sick. I had been a professional horseback rider up to that point and would be graduating with a business degree.

And while everyone else was applying for jobs and making plans for their futures, I found myself scheduling doctor’s appointments, getting medical testing, and seeing specialists.

As I grow and learn to deal with what my life has given me, I think the thing that I get the most emotional about still is the social losses that a young person with a major medical condition suffers.

It becomes an even deeper issue when you have no family support -

It is highly appearing From different perspectives, including psychology, sociology, philosophy, neuroscience, biochemistry  that our health and healing is in some ways strongly dependent on other people.
“If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”  ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke 
The Voice of Medical Assisting” Podcast will introduce you to impactful, at times, deviate from the conventional, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You. 

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