Saturday, June 29, 2013
ROLE of The Resident/Patient - or, Another Paul Rant!
---I could easily say that the role of the patient is to make the situation work. But, clearly it would be the job of others to make the situation work countering the input of the patient. It has to be realized that the patient, himself, will base his input on his own circumstance and how he is feeling.
---Few are overjoyed upon entering a facility. Most seem depressed, at least at LHH, from many years of an uneventful existence…if nothing more. The level of frustration that they carry is lodged deeply within and governs much of their outward life.
---Say, for instance, he (the newly arrived patient) is hooked-up with a ‘’Happy Coordinator,’’ (HC.) His psyche is explored with a set of questions of his likes-and-dislikes to, basically, find the kinds of things that have meaning in his life and helps him to be more comfortable with who he is. GENERALLY increasing ‘’the happy’’ will increase the overall wellbeing of the individual. It, in the process, will increase the recuperative powers of the patient.
---I think that the ‘’Happiness Committee’’ should be a real entity. One could argue that is what exists at present…and I will ask them to please take another look. There seems to be many folks unhappy with their jobs. I still see as the saving grace to be: to help the residents’ be a happier bunch of people that see a real value in being contributing members of a society that desparately needs their positive participation in the joys and happiness of living…to, again, turn this thing around.
---We can do this, but we must have everyone's coorporation, and we will have to learn to work…together. Some are written off before they are really given a chance.
---The picture above has nothing to do with what is written. It is only to make you smile. But...then, again, the turtle DID win the race!