As in all industries, there are of course fewer and significantly more committed people in the medical profession. While some leave their job in the practice after work, others also think about how to do it in the late evening hours can positively influence the individual well-being of the patient.
1. Psychologists & Psychiatrists
There are doctors who focus not only on the physical condition of their patients, as most do, but on their mental health. These doctors are called Psychologists, psychiatrists and Neurologists. Their main area of expertise focuses on the patient’s mental state and a functioning brain.
While neurologists are responsible for measuring brain waves and reactions, among other things, psychiatrists and psychologists take care of them the mental health of their patients. It is now important to influence these positively through extensive discussions, medication or various forms of therapy (eg hypnosis).
After all, a healthy body also needs a healthy mind!
2. Incredibly long hours
Much of the population believes doctors are swimming in money and have gotten one of the best jobs of all time. However, it is very often forgotten that an average doctor works around 1.5 times as much per week as the average employee.
A conventional worker with an average 40-hour week would have to work the equivalent of around 54 years to make up the time that a doctor can achieve in just 36 years. Also the assumption “That all doctors are swimming in money”is not true. Usually a student loan has to be paid off for many years before the actual money can really start …
3. Doctor is not the same as a doctor!
Anyone who hears the term “doctor” usually starts out from you medically studied doctor out. However, this view is not only very out of date, it should basically have been viewed significantly differently for many years. A doctorate is now possible in almost any field.
Those who successfully complete the university with a “Bachelor’s” or “Master’s degree” are still able to complete their official “Doctor” to hang on. This is usually the case a self-made doctoral thesis to make, through which that title can be earned.
Even a so-called “honorary doctorate” is possible in almost every industry. Most of the time, however, this actually falls into scientific or medical areas.
4. Existing progress
Medicine is constantly improving and has experienced an incredible boom, especially in the last 100 years. Let’s just start from our grandparents, who were treated medically differently than we are today. Meanwhile are Transplants of various organs on the agenda, the healing of cancer has been significantly improved and also the treatment of teeth can hardly be compared with that of a few decades ago.
Since the discovery of penicillin it is possible for us to completely heal various infections caused by bacteria. Also Cortisone, antibiotics and Co. have already proven various good services, which significantly extended the life expectancy of many people.
5. Use of drugs is often controversial
Everyone responds individually to different drugs. What about the first patient significant remedy and symptom relief works on the second patient significantly different and possibly even counterproductive. Because of this, many drugs are regularly criticized and have even been completely withdrawn from the market.
This one “Miracle drug”, which ends all suffering in this world, has unfortunately not yet been developed. Furthermore, not all long-term consequences are known, which are sometimes very difficult to prove statistically. After all, everyone is so individually inclined and there will probably never be a model solution in terms of medicine.
6. 64 percent of doctors work overtime
As we’ve already noticed, a doctor’s normal work week is pretty busy and their schedule is mostly over the limit. But that’s not all. In addition to their conventional shift time (which can sometimes be up to 14 hours), they often fall additional overtime on. And not just in practice …
These overtime also include, among other things Meetings with pharmacists, training, courses, intermediate exams After all, a good doctor is always up to date. Since medicine is constantly developing new products, the average doctor sometimes has to sacrifice a lot of his free time in order to keep up with his calling.
7. Doctors before Christ
The medical career goes back to the 18th century BC. Even then there were various doctors and healers who were eager to improve the well-being and general health of people. There were even epochs in which gifted healers were labeled heretics and witches and then left their lives at the stake.
Doctors already existed in ancient Egypt, but at that time they were more accessible to higher people like the pharaohs. And those were at enormous risk. If a doctor once made a mistake so his hand was cut off as a result and he usually died himself.
Fortunately, there are insurance companies these days …
8. Popular Doctors Series
In the last 20 years in particular, the topic of “doctors” has received a whole new level of attention in films and series. Who hasn’t seen series like this before? “Grey’s Anatomy” or “Scrubs – The Beginners” looked? Not to mention “Dr. House “, which has already saved many patients with his idiosyncratic but spectacular approach.
The extent to which these series actually convey a really authentic picture of everyday hospital life is, however, quite controversial. Of course, for a television series, a bit thicker is often applied to, for example, increase the tension and also improve the audience ratings.
But there is usually a bit of truth behind it …
9. Needle phobia
Very few people are arguably big supporters of Syringes and Needles. People who develop a real immunity, for example, are type 1 diabetics, who have to give themselves several stitches in the stomach every day in order to inject the vital insulin with each meal.
It is estimated that twitch around 75% of the population at the sight of syringes and needles together regularly. Some, like the sight of blood, regularly faint. It is often not that easy for doctors and office hours assistants to obtain a moderate version here.
It’s just a very small, not too painful prick!
10. As fun as visiting the dentist
A subject that we can say with an absolutely clear conscience that has improved significantly over the past few decades is the visit to the dentist. For many people, this walk is even with advanced stunning methods a real nightmare, which they regularly avoid.
Nowadays there are even very special programs for “anxiety patients”. For example in the form of anesthesia or twilight sleep. In the past, there were seat belts on the dentist’s chair, for example, to hold the patient in place should the whole undertaking become too painful. And all of that WITHOUT Stunning!
And we’re already moaning about a small syringe …
11. Other cultures
In Asian and Indian countries, distances from tumors have been recorded in various writings from the beginning of time. From this it can be seen without a doubt that these cultures started very early with Herbs and minerals to deal with what some of them are still doing today.
Anyway, that’s the topic pharmaceutical and homeopathic medicine is very controversial and still hotly debated. While vaccinations, penicillin, antibiotics and the like are pure poison in the form of chemicals for some people, these treatment methods (mainly in western society) are now considered to be an indispensable method to prevent diseases.
Of course, the whole thing is always a bit of a head …