As the American Public calls more and more for the kind and caring health support system that includes respect, courtesy, and prompt attention , they are increasingly disappointed and see what “system” that remains as irretrievably broken.
When “healthcare” became a commodity to be sold, the word “care” became demoted from a caring, respectful presence to a mechanical commodity to be delivered. In other words, the soul of the Registered Nurse, the glue and presence that was at the center of Health Caring became lessened, measured, and sacrificed on the altar of profit and efficiency.
Today, more and more the American public demands compassion and respect. They demand to be HEARD, and tell the story of their condition, how they believe it got that way, how they feel, and what their frustrations are. And rightfully so, because all of this matters. A disease process is something that is experienced and lived through. It’s not just a mechanical malfunction to be drugged and charged for.
In addition to physician and medical doctor interventions, there are a few Registered Nurses that are expert at health and wellness promotion. I am one. I listen, I can offer you a variety of supportive options, and can do so in economically feasible ways that can save health care dollars from an individual’s pockets over time.
I recognize that individuals deserve to be active in their treatment and decisions.
I commit to support health behavior changes with attention and health counseling that recognize and support you in making even the smallest of positive changes – because over time that’s a huge difference in disease conditions that are chronic.
I commit to promote health, relationships, wellness, and supporting health through decisions and guidance when desired.
In short, I believe in the Healthy People 2020 goal for our society “in which all people can live long, healthy lives.”
If you have a chronic condition, please know that such conversations can help support the health behavior changes that you decide to make, especially those that support your goals for living and feeling better.
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© Lizzie Bennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified, RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.
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