Medic Up! Episode # 9 – Clardy & Me: 2 Medics Talking – Part 2

Medic Up! Episode # 9 – Clardy & Me: 2 Medics Talking – Part 2
When we recorded this it felt like we had 2 very distinct conversations. As I was editing I noticed that there were very natural segues to the different topics we covered. There was a comment that Clardy made that stood out, “This job changes people.” And just like that we started down a path that many providers have been travelling. Some stroll, some trudge, some claw inch-by-inch on their hands and knees hoping to finish the trek and, unfortunately, some don’t make it.
The tough calls, the hours, the years, the stress, the struggles at work and at home all play a role. Maybe your mantra has been “Help others and you help yourself.” Maybe you’ve started to notice signs of burnout, compassion fatigue and depression in your partner maybe you notice them in yourself. You want to say something but you don’t want to be “weak.”
I could go on about resilience, self-care and psychological first aid but I won’t. Just listen to the episode. I want you to listen to the sincerity and concern. Any provider of ANY experience level will take something away from this.  As Clardy says at the end of his Gameball posts: “Take care of your patients,  take care of yourselves and most of all; take care of yourselves because we’re all we’ve got out there.”
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