Being a healthcare provider is very rewarding, helping patients and their families through some of the most difficult times in their lives. In general, this work can bring great fulfillment and satisfaction. However, at the holidays, when everyone wants to be home with their own families, it can be even more stressful and certainly a bigger challenge. It’s the nature of the job and both the healthcare provider and their families learn to adjust in service of the greater community need.
In this episode, the ITDL team discusses the difficulties of being away from our own families at the holidays as well as the special opportunity healthcare workers on duty have to create a “surrogate family” with their coworkers and patients.
Let’s face it, no one wants to be there but if you are, how can we make the season a little brighter for those who probably need it the most? Grab a cup of coffee, hot cocoa or even a bit of spiced eggnog and join the conversation Inside The Doctor’s Lounge!