Today I wanted to share a wonderful video about a Dr. Michael B Harris, an oncologist who is more than just a doctor treating cancer. He is treating the whole patient and the whole family, very much like a child life specialist. In fact, he is a huge supporter of child life, talking about the important role child life specialists as well as social workers, physical therapists, speech therapists and many other disciplines have on the health and wellbeing of the patient. The video is very inspiring and I believe that it is a great reminder to anyone who works in healthcare that this is why we do what we do. And to never forget to treat the patient, not just the disease. You can watch an excerpt of the video from the Association Of Child Life Professional’s YouTube Channel here:
To watch the whole video, follow this link to vimeo! It’s totally worth it, so check it out!