For my telluride post, I decided to reflect on the activity that impacted me the most, and I realized that a great lesson lies in the hike we all went on. On Wednesday we all went on a hike up a mountain range, which was a fun activity to do. While climbing, all my focus was to just keep going up, hoping not to fall amid the decreasing levels of Oxygen and the increasing snow. However, after we were done with the climb yesterday and went into one of the afternoon sessions. It just dawned on me that there was a clear parallel with what transpired during the climb, and what we have been talking about this week on patient safety.
While climbing we all encountered some slippery slopes and those ahead would always call back to warn those of us behind them about the slippery areas, making us aware… Continue reading
For most individuals, when they are asked why they go into medical or health care, their response runs along the line of “I want to help people” or “I want to make an impact in someone’s life.” After these statements, it is therefore logical to wonder how many people involved in health care truly remember why they decided that this was the path for them. With the state of health care in the country, how many people still remember that we are here to help and not hurt. Therefore, I am attending the Telluride Summer Experience, to learn why things are the way they are. Growing up in a 3rd world country, I was able to observe several healthcare issues going on the hospitals and clinics, with great disregard for patient safety being chief among them. Therefore, it was a shock to me when I moved to the U.S and… Continue reading