“Reflections on Primary Care” BY SUZANNE GORDON 1
“Reflections onPrimary Care” by Suzanne Gordon
“Reflections on Primary Care” By Suzanne Gordon
Posted in March 26th, 2015, Suzanne’s article“Reflections on Primary Care” focuses on the crisis that engulfsprimary care in the country. As a nurse, after reading her article, Ilearn about her thoughts on the matter. I realized it dates back to acouple of months ago, when primary care was seen as a crisis. It issurprising to note that medical residents were not chosen to undergointensive primary care rotations. If they were chosen, they couldlearn a lot of skills and the share decision making, feedback, andmotivational interviewing (Gordon, 2015). Suzanne is mused thatmedical residents have not been taught the importance of valuingthings during their medical training.
Suzannegives an example of Nancy who happens to be one of those medicalresidents. When Nancy tries to put into practice everything she haslearnt, including centered care skills, she does so begrudgingly. Asa nurse, I learnt that she practices patient centered care and roleplaying. However, it is surprising that one can easily tell from theamount of tension on her face that talking to patients does notfulfil her desires (Gordon, 2015). As a nurse, I noted that it showsthe level of primary care, what Nancy wishes for, the tests orprocedures that will create numbers to be analyzed.
Suzannereflects on the non-satisfaction that the primary care brings forth,whereby she gave an example of Nancy. It is important to note thatwhile in training, physicians lamented on the fact that theirpatients find it hard to comply with the regimens, stop smoking, loseweight, and take their medicine (Gordon, 2015). When life becametough, or when people are poor or mentally challenged, they tend tochange. Finally, the article reflects on the hardest nature ofmedicine, and I as a nurse, it was important to know that aims atsupporting people with their health care (Gordon, 2015). Having beenbrought up with the mindset to change the world, Suzanne has neverstopped getting upset. However, she is optimistic that she will havean opportunity to make sure her efforts to primary care are felt.
Gordon, S. (2015). Reflection on Primary Care. Health Care:Suzann Gordon. Retrieved fromhttp://suzannecgordon.com/reflections-on-primary-care/