June 6, 2021 at 3:30 PM
There is an old icebreaker joke about a doctor asking a patient if they think that using the word “practice,” to describe a doctor’s work is unnerving. Professional, licensed medical doctors, nurses, and practitioners have a public trust to perform their jobs as efficiently as possible. After all, they take an oath to start their careers.
However, when ancient medicine emerged, it really was “practice.”
In the modern context, medical professionals must always study, improve their skills, and “practice,” but that term has another meaning.
In an era of scientific and medical breakthroughs, medical techniques and procedures are constantly evolving. Medical professionals and patients alike must “practice” to get used to them when medical techniques and procedures evolve and change.