This is where diversity steps in. We now have a variety of advanced practice providers who have helped redistribute medical office workflow. The results have been improved communication between the physicians and members of the medical team and the patient. On the other hand, patients have also spoken up as they have been subject to the fallout. But patients are not dissatisfied with medicine. What has changed is that people have a stronger desire to take control of their health but still require some guidance to do so. The popular demand is a holistic view of health, the want for harmony of physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.
If we can mix diversity and humanism, it will help us improve our skills and work towards equality throughout all aspects of medicine. When one thinks of equality, education and altruism are the most common and obvious requirements for advancement. But improving education, being compassionate, being a good role model, and matriculating more and different advanced practice providers into the healthcare system doesn’t mean that we’ve capped diversity and achieved fairness.
The other fundamental of medicine is science. We can study and learn more about conditions, processes, and policies, continue to investigate their etiologies, and improve ways to prevent and treat disease. We must continue to struggle and do everything we can to make medicine better.
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