By Priscilla Romans RN, BSN, MSN
Sounds Dramatic right? Well let’s break this down.
First, of all I truly believe in HOPE! Yes, sounds silly or too easy, but having HOPE is one of the most critical ways to get through any challenging time and we have a challenging time right now. So, stop and check yourself. Do you have HOPE?
The explosion in healthcare has been happening for years, but finally people are waking up. Yes, years people! Don’t fake yourself out, look at the rising healthcare cost. Have you checked out what you are getting for your healthcare or are you too worn down to even think about it? Or should I say pop that
prescription pill and go through a drive through …
This healthcare explosion has been heading our way for years and now it is ripe for the boom factor! Think about it. A patient does not really have the choice of their care. You seriously think the patient gets what they want for their own care and gets all their options? If you believe this, you are sadly mistaken. I am not saying that the people in healthcare are at fault. They must get a lot done in a shift because they are stretched so thin; they can barely get a bathroom break! Ask the ICU Nurse who has been running their tail end off all day and holding their bladder!
I hear the panic, confusion, frustration every single day from patients, families, and even those serving on the frontlines. Advocacy is critical, that’s why I launched Graith Care, LLC in March of 2020. As a nurse and having worked through many different leadership roles in the healthcare system, I believe the current system is so twisted – they need their own enema because they are so backed up with that thing we call “care” in healthcare.
If you want to navigate the healthcare system, you’ll have to ask harder questions and be interested in fixing the root cause of the issue.
Whatever you need for your own healthcare, I would encourage you to have HOPE, dig deep as to what your goals and desires are, and know you can figure it out. If you need an advocate, you can have your own that won’t represent anyone, but YOU! You matter so much, but if you don’t start to ask the hard
questions you may one day be in wishing you did.
If you feel the pain of your healthcare experience, you are not alone, and I encourage you to not give up HOPE. You may need a professional advocate to be with you along this incredible journey in life. Your health matters, and you deserve great care.
One last tip: Know your next move and make it with confidence!