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What Do I Do When Control Withers Away?

An anonymous poster shares their harsh reality of working under a large hospital system for the past decade.

October 6, 2022

Here’s my anonymous article.

I’ve been working, as a doctor, for a large hospital system in my area of the US for the last 10 years. I have seen leadership come and go, and I’ve seen different personalities promoted through the years. I’ve also been involved in patient care and have seen the needs of the patients who come in, sick, helpless, and ready to place their trust in my hands.

The problem, for me, is that they’re not actually in my hands. They’re in the hands of the personalities that are in charge of these large hospital systems.

 

The problem, for me, is that these patients are not actually in my hands. They’re in the hands of the personalities that are in charge of these large hospital systems. Share on X

 

Over the last decade, I’ve seen rules change, and I’ve seen control slowly wither away. Where it comes to the healthcare relationship, especially, I no longer seem to be in charge.

This has really affected me these past few years especially.

I don’t know if it was the isolation of Covid, or the extra stress that was placed on me during that time, as a provider in the field of medicine. Whatever it is that’s responsible, it’s now taking its toll.

I feel less in control than I ever did before. The patients still seem to be in my hands, where patient care is concerned, and yet, I have very little control.

It’s become a downward spiral and I’m just not sure how we can fix this. We need to come together, to ensure that the brightest of our future generation enters this once highly coveted field.

 

We need to come together, to ensure that the brightest of our future generation enters this once highly coveted field. Share on X

 

This loss of control will eventually catch up to us, and everyone that ones would have competed to get into our field will no longer want to do so.

I’m thankful for resources like this, for helping us amplifier voices, but I’m also frustrated and worried, because there just isn’t enough action out there.

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