Why Are Healers Devalued In Our Culture?
Early 2019, I was interviewed by Dr. Pamela Wible. She wanted to know about my experience as a foreign medical graduate in residency in the U.S.A. As difficult as it was to speak the truth, I also found it a cathartic and liberating experience.
As per Dr. Tom Horiagon (one of the commentators at the end of the article): "I worked for a long time as a pulmonologist and intensivist. I can tell you that this story aligns with my observations. Much of what happens in US ICU’s is “critical care theater”. Especially in hospitals with under-served populations and administrators who view the ICU as a “cost center”. Especially in hospitals with under-served populations and administrators who view the ICU as a “cost center”. Abusive immigration practices involving physicians and nurses to create “workplace captives” are commonplace. Forced medical repatriation of undocumented indigent patients is commonplace. Without medical enterprise liability and with physicians who absorb the blame for everything, it’s sad and inevitable."
With such a foundation of abuse and exploitation, how could we not be devalued? Exploitation of the empaths is the foundation of health care in the United States of America.