Day 2: Stop and Say Hello

We’re busy. We walk past many people every day in hospitals. We walk into the operating theatre and demand things done quickly and efficiently. We walk into the wards, do our rounds swiftly and leave. What happens if we stop intentionally and specifically several times during the day to say hello to those we often meet but take for granted? Our colleagues from other specialties, nurses, physios, pharmacists, clerks, receptionists, etc. How would others respond when they see a busy physician or surgeon stop intentionally for 30 seconds to ask them how they are and how their new year celebrations went? Will it leave them with an encouraging impression? Will it help us realize that people we work with do matter?