At Day on the Hill this past March, a delegation of students from the University of Minnesota, Rochester studying in the medical field, attended the event and offered some reflections. The students were encouraged to come by their professor, David J. Plevak, M.D., a long time JRLC advocate who understands the importance of drawing connections between our work as individuals in specific fields and the broader community. For his students, Day on the Hill offered an exercise in applying their education in ways that were outside the so called "box" offered in their academic setting.
It seems that with increased exposure and experience in the intensive care units, our ways of thinking and conceptualizing become clouded with critical thinking and decision making. Separating ourselves from that and focusing on those who are vulnerable or unable to stand up for themselves allows us to reflect in a different light. Being around tons of people who have a passion for helping others who are unable to help themselves allowed me to think outside of the “ICU box” and enabled me to think of the human side of things ...
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