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Old 18-09-2021, 04:58 PM
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hi all.. any doctors or people in healthcare here? seeking advice about working in healthcare / hospital setting. i am considering to switch careers and pursue studies in Allied Health.

what are ur thoughts or emotions that come to ur mind while working in healthcare facing people who have taken ill?

background:

so i was a sickly child until i turned 18 when i decided to stop falling sick. because of all this meds and doctor visits and my desire to not fall ill again, i try my best to dissociate myself with illness and being ill. i visited an icu not long ago and i felt really really depressed

but the motivation comes from wanting to be of some use to the society and to other people in my lifetime.

so i wonder whats the train of thought for people who have been in healthcare for long.

thank you~
I believe most of us here are doctors.
You might be better off asking in a thread of allied health professionals rather than in a doctorís thread cos tbh a doctors job scope is v diff from say a PT or OT, in terms of hours, duties, responsibilities, expectations, etc.

But as a general response, I entered this profession likewise because at the core I wanted to help. N additionally I had the ability, so why not, because canít lie , being a doctor comes with prestige ,and is well looked upon in society, is a stable career , etc. I would say itís probably a combination of these two factors tbh for most ppl.
But what keeps us in it is probably a diff matter.
We have a specialised degree, not many ppl would employ a doctor to be a school teacher or baker etc. so just gotta continue on/ pay off our bond / make a living to the best of our abilities.

Speak to other ppl in allied health , go for job attachments, etc to see if itís really what u want. Many ppl are inspired by their own sad stories in life but itís a diff thing to have to do it every single day for the rest of ur life. Especially if as allied health ur not gonna get paid exceptionally welll or looked upon extremely highly (not saying itís not respectable, just being realistic )


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