It was 2 am and I was driving towards the emergency room, extremely exhausted and run-down. The day before I worked more than sixteen hours straight and went to bed at almost midnight, when an hour later I had to wake up with a phone call from the emergency room physician, asking me to see an extremely sick patient with perforated stomach ulcer. It was a matter of life and death and the time was an essence.
Fictitious Mark by Dr Iraniha My name was “Abdolsaeed”. I really don’t know what my mom was thinking when fifty two years ago she decided to name me that. It never made any sense since my entire family and I are Persian and speak Farsi but the name “Abdolsaeed” is an Arabic name and my…
Emotions play an essential role in our lives. Every one of us experiences many different emotions and witnesses the emotions of others on a daily basis. Emotions contain messages and serve special purposes to guide us to survive and flourish in life.
I am writing this letter to express my gratitude to my profession, the medical profession that has offered me an incredible opportunity to serve. Becoming a surgeon has been an amazing gift in my life. It has given me identity, brought me humility and pride and enabled me to experience full life.
It was Saturday November 16, 2013. I was driving my son who was extremely sick to the emergency room. He was ill for almost a week with high fever of unclear source. Regular treatment did not work and he was getting sicker and weaker every day.
The Transformative Power of Empathy” for healthcare workers at West Anaheim Medical Center, California. Lorraine Aguilar, CEO of Working Harmony, shares insights and techniques to compassionately connect to what matters without sacrificing efficiency. The results are meaningful human connection and deeper, more accurate understanding of what is wanted and needed in any situation.
Word of Appreciation: One year anniversary of the “PHPEP” at West Anaheim Medical Center We had our first year anniversary of the “PHPEP” at West Anaheim Medical Center on 12-04-2015. It was an exciting and extremely important day for me and the employees of this medical center. The community room was full of hardworking, enthusiastic,…
The idea is to create a new culture in our health care system based on restoring the essence of humanity, compassion, connection, care and kindness in our care by full attention to well-being of our health professionals and creating patient experience. But why is it that these two elements are so critical in achieving our mission?
21st century is the era of communication. The technology has allowed us to perform faster transaction and easier communication, but unfortunately at a tremendous price of tarnishing the authentic human connection. Most of us are communicating through our devices and social media, with no sense of genuine relationship or friendship.
My goal in life was to be a good wife and mother. My family was and still is my priority. My husband and I raised 2 beautiful boys. One is alive today but the other took his own life June 1st, 2013 after suffering for many years with depression. Depression tears a family apart and we, the 3 of us left are just starting to heal.