WHAT IS MEDICINE AS MINISTRY?
After 17 years in emergency medicine there are two things I know. This job is hard AND this job changes lives. But clinicians need support and healthcare needs a new model. Clinicians have been reduced to a commodity and patients are reduced to consumers. This has left both providers and patients feeling frustrated, unfulfilled, and disconnected. We chose healthcare as a profession because we wanted to make a difference in the world. We wanted to care for people. Medicine is ministry, not customer service.