Day 23: Thank the Allies

Doctors never work alone. Patients are best served when doctors work well with allied health. I can easily list the allied health workers that ENTs work with very closely: nurses, pharmacists, audiologists, speech and language pathologists, physiotherapists, nutritionists, social workers. What about your specialty? Who do you work with? Take time today to thank them and appreciate them. It will build a stronger working relationship that will benefit your patients.

3 thoughts on “Day 23: Thank the Allies

  1. LauraAustralia1 (@LauraAustralia1)

    Hello, I am LauraAustralia1 in twitter. I follow your tweets religiously as I find them very interesting and learn so much from them. I enjoy your tweets and your wise words ! Thank you for thanking the allied health professionals. I love interacting and helping the allied health professionals in a hospital setting. I am a pharmacist, clinically trained, of 19 years and have worked on all of the wards of the Royal Children’s Hospital and at St Vincents hospital, public. I also have a Science degree with Honours in Pharmacology . I also work in a community pharmacy setting, have done some defence force pharmacy and am a casual/ locum at St. Vincents. I find that the interns and the nurses at St Vincents are fantastic to work with. Everyone helps one another and is treated with respect. I find there are no barriers with the hospital doctors, as well. This does not occur in the community pharmacy setting, where GP’s really do not understand what pharmacists do. Yet, hospital doctors rely on pharmacists much more and are treated equally.

    Unfortunately, due to the government budget cutbacks, I now have no regular work at the hospital. I am now working 11 hours a week in community pharmacy. Pharmacy jobs, especially part time jobs are so hard to come by. I have been trying so hard to find permanent part time work in Pharmacy for more than a year. There are so many Pharmacy schools churning out students and I am in competition with those students. I am considered too expensive and experienced to employ. I was so appreciative and grateful that the pharmacy department at St. Vincents gave me a chance and an opportunity.

    I want to thank you again this wonderful blog post

    Sincerely, Lara ( aka LauaraAustralia1 on twitter)

    1. Otorhinolarydoc

      Thanks Laura. Lovely to have your views as a pharmacist. Pharmacists are my greatest personal allies in the hospitals. can’t work without you guys.

  2. LauraAustralia1 (@LauraAustralia1)

    Thank you for your very kind words, much appreciated;)

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