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How can health professionals embrace change?
 

How can health professionals embrace change?

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Like in any other industry, healthcare is also affected by this era of continuous change. The digital revolution, along with advances in human knowledge demands changes in terms of healthcare policies, system and infrastructure, workflow and day-to-day dealings with your patients or co-workers. It might be dizzying, it might even be scary, but the fact is that change is inevitable and if it is not managed well, it might produce suboptimal - or even worse, unfavourable results.
 
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29 Aug 2016 - General
 
Oh I like that the being in the 21st century, professionals must be prepared to cope up with the unexpected. Yes really there's a lot happening in our era compared maybe with the past that we need to be very flexible to changes. Avoid a negative attitude and be open to changes. Embrace it and take it as an opportunity for us to improve and go blend with our colleagues. Clear our mind from being doubtful and hesitant with changes. Of course in our world of today, each individual are different...
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It can be quite frustrating working with colleagues who are super resistant to change. The mindset of such people is that, "if things aren't broken, why fix them?" When you want to initiate change, they see you as the enemy and try to oppose you every step of the way. When you do things differently, they frown upon your methods. In reality, such colleagues are a hindrance to progress and they do not know that they are preventing improvements in the system. I agree with ...
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Mark Edmon Tan I also prefer ebooks over textbooks. One reason being the difficulty of carrying heavy books around. You can have a library of ebooks in a tablet, imagine having to carry 10 books, weighing 2 kilograms each! But there are still people who do that. I have a colleague who has what we call a mobile library in his car. He would keep all his book in the car and pick the one he needs when he wants to rea...
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Alan Rosmadi Glad to know that you are pro-change. It is a very great asset to possess. You are right about change squeezing out the best in you. If we do not improve as persons, we will become stagnant and limit our potential by choosing to be safe. I am also comfortable with being uncomfortable. Moving out of your comfort zone allows you to discover a new trait that you thought never existed in you. Change is a...
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Marinelle Castro That is quite true. Planning and executing changes in healthcare provision and systems require time. Going electronic will really require time and everyone's attention and cooperation. I believe you are right in giving incentives to those who are actively participating in letting change take effect. Another plausible reason as to why change is hard to implement in the hospital could be the me...
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I remember posting something similar about adapting to changes. But anyway, changes are good. Depending on how the person viewing it. Changes basically means more opportunity for a person to grow and gain more experience. When adapting to changes, a person has to be prepared to take up extra roles to gain experience and also learn about new things that he/ she has to be updated about. Adapting to changes also needs to be done when you are promoted because that is when more responsibilities are h...
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Theekshana Abayawickrama That is sadly true. I know of some consultants (not in my training program) that are not receptive to residents reading specialty e-books in tablets and smartphones. I have been reading books in my tablet since 2015 and it has been very convenient since I can read anywhere minus the weight of the book. This is one good example of advantage brought about by change. Honestly, I think turning...
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I think of the of the reasons why a lot of healthcare professionals are resistant to change is because implementation of new policies or protocols entails additional time and effort. A lot of hospital employees think that they are already overworked from the demands of their profession. Having to attend administrative meetings means that they have to work even more. I think one of the solutions to this problem is for organizations to allot a considerable amount of time for these kinds of meeting...
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What I have realized is that the older generation, the middle aged and the elderly are not ready to embrace the change as much as the younger generation are. This is evident in the healthcare industry as well. Replacing the patient bed head ticket with electronic medical records has been a silent struggle in our hospitals since a long time, but current senior doctors are showing so much resistance to it. Their argument is that it adds more work to the workload a doctor already has, but on the ot...
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The only thing constant in the world is change. Change is even more prominent in the healthcare setting. Medical books that change editions will have some discrepancies from the previous ones. Guidelines change every year to uphold a great standard of treatment. It is not only the theoretical policies that change but also the hospitals we are working in. Who knows when the patient chart might go obsolete? It is easy to visualize that digital charts with electronic signatures will replace convent...
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