I’ve been writing a few essay entries for a unit at University called Personal and Professional Development (PPD), and have been in two minds about it.
On the one hand, it is really good to reflect on your development as a doctor with issues like self-care, diversity and ethics.
But on the other hand, it’s very artificial having to push through eight to ten pages worth of writing as an assessment for a “pass/fail” mark.
And as much as I care about my personal and professional development as a doctor, sometimes adding the fact that it’s an assessment to the equation takes the joy and motivation out of it.
I could blog about being a medical student and future doctor all day, but making it an assessment and a requirement to further my career… changes things entirely
Maybe it’s a reflection on the separation between what we consider important and necessary. Some things are necessary but not important, and vice versa, and sometimes we don’t apply the logic for one to the other.
Exploring that convoluted statement further, there’s a notion in Christian circles that “everything is spiritual” in that everything has implications on your faith. The way you garden, the way you handle your finances, the way you act in relationships and the way you…. you get the idea.
And sometimes we feel like something’s not a “spiritual” matter, so we exclude God. And other times, things are purely spiritual, and we ignore the practicalities.
This post has completely derailed, but I think the point I was trying to get across was that we face things in life that we might not think are all that important, but they deserve the same level of consideration.