Chapter 1

How We Got Here

George Mayzell





It has always been difficult and challenging to be a healthcare provider. The competition to get into medical or nursing school sets the stage for many sleepless nights and stressful encounters. There is a built-in selection process as well as “on-the-job training” to prepare for a difficult, challenging, but potentially rewarding career. This is what was typically expected when one first decided to venture into a healthcare career. There is a certain personal resiliency required to endure the training process, such as the endless studying, late nights, and difficult patient interactions that prepare the provider to be flexible and tough enough to deal with difficult ...

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