It seems like I miss hospital setting so much, that I keep scrolling my notes/writings which have been written during my medical posting, last semester, last year; and trying to reminisce all those beautiful moments.
In one evening, my clerking buddy and I were wandering around the ward, here and there, trying to find interesting procedures to be observed, etc. We then were very lucky to observe venepuncture for blood culture & arterial blood gas sampling by Dr A.
While preparing himself and all equipments needed, suddenly Dr A asked us; “Why do we have to keep ourselves happy? Even though you don’t take your lunch, or take a nap, yet, why do we have to keep smiling?”
We were like hmmm, why so sudden Dr. but I just replied, “To bring happiness to others?” He smiled and say yes.
“Being happy and keep smiling can make patient who initially refuse venepuncture, suddenly willing to give you his/her hand and let you do what you want to do. Or they can even cooperate for any other procedures.”
Yes, true enough Dr A. I couldn’t agree more.
I found that, out of any other teachings that Dr A taught me during my medical posting, I can still remember this one thing well, and I realize how important it is for me/us to keep ourselves happy and always show others our best expression, anytime, every time.
Now that I’m in community health posting which requires a lot of teamwork and discussions, communication, interaction and meet a lot of people in the community, etc, how I wish I may be able to maintain my positive vibes, my smile, my passion and interest towards people, as well as my patience when dealing with anyone.
And suddenly Iwani’s question crossed my mind. She once asked me how to communicate and interact with people. As far as I can remember, I told her a hadith from Rasulullah S.A.W after sharing with her few other points;
It was narrated from Ibn ‘Umar that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “The believer who mixes with people and bears their annoyance with patience will have a greater reward than the believer who does not mix with people and does not put up with their annoyance.”
May Allah grant me/us those passion and patience while mixing and dealing with other people. And may Allah allow us to see good things in people, then connect us to them. Ameen.
Paroi Jaya Seremban.