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Monday, January 21, 2008

So how do you feel about your physician?

Doctor
By no means is our health care system perfect, but perhaps we can tune in to the Dr. James Orbinski interview, coming up on The Hour, to reflect on just how fortunate we really are in this country.

My family doctor, whom I adore, respect immeasurably and feel very fortunate to have, quite often has a substitute filling in for her. I'm aware of her past holidays to see family abroad over the years, and completely realize that she has a life outside of her profession, although holding a B.Sc., MBChB, DRCOG & CCFBI, I don't imagine she has a lot of time on her hands. I ashamedly admit to having felt inconvenienced the first few times, but this was before I knew the reason behind her absences. I found out a few months later, that she is actively involved in MSF / Doctors Without Borders, and my respect for her sacrifices & ethics have grown even larger.

To follow-up on what I've read so far, I am eagerly awaiting Dr. James Orbinski 's upcoming interview (possibly this week, maybe next week).
A teaser from his NSB (National Speakers Bureau) Profile:
"Orbinski is an outspoken and passionate speaker who is deeply committed to the core principles of volunteerism and impartiality, with a belief that everyone deserves both medical assistance and the recognition of his or her humanity."

If you're interested, here's a fascinating link to a report on The Top Ten Most Underreported Humanitarian Stories of 2007 published by MSF - USA.

Happy health to all.

3 comments:

Barbara said...

Sad news Jen, is that Dr. James Orbinski has not rescheduled... I just checked with The Hour about that.

Tracy said...

That is disapointing, I was looking forward to hearing from Dr. Orbinski. I have heard him
speak at a conference a while back - very inspiring to say the least. Let's all hope for a rescheduled date.

Jenuine - Paging Dr. Nick Riviera! Classic.

Jenuine said...

Doh!