Hi, so looking at the wage discrepancies among Physicians and then also among all other Allied health professionals. You can see that someone with a really high wage versus maybe a nurse who's making half of what a physician may be making it kind of can puts this hierarchical system in place of which health care professional is more.
You'd as a professional and so you get this hierarchy, you know fellows residents medical students within the physician.
Job itself, but then you also see this hierarchy play out with nurses and Pharmacists and Care aides and janitorial staff. Sorry janitorial staff or not Health Care Professionals, but what I'm trying to say, is it establishes this hierarchy that has long been how a hospital say has run and this can be
Imaging in the effect if you see it can be more difficult to speak up about something that's going wrong in the workplace. Say you witness an inappropriate interaction between colleagues or even patient and Doctor. It may be hard to come forward if there's a hierarchy in place that places the value of a doctor over the value of a nurse and that's right because to me the hospital and the Health Care system is not a hierarchy instead. It's a group of professionals working as a team to treat the patient. And so with this wage hierarchy in place. It kind of sets up that to be How the hospital functions when in reality, it's a team effort and each health care professional will bring their own skills to the table to help work with patients. And then I'd also just like to touch on how this wage discrepancy really has been so impactful during the pandemic. So if you can think of a doctor who is exposed to potential 19 patients and has a family at home. They have the money and ability to get their groceries delivered pay that extra grocery fee. They have the ability to have to book a hotel room for themselves so that they can isolate from their family and keep their family safe from germs that they might be bringing home. But if you think of someone who Is lower on the wage grid within the hospital. So like a nurse per se this nurse might not have the funds to book a hotel room for themselves and they are forced to go home and be with their families. And so the risk of their family catching covid-19 is greater. And this is something that has been touched on Throughout the entire Hospital staff right down to janitorial and house staff. So just through this pandemic you're able to see the ramifications that a much higher wage. being placed on some individuals in the healthcare field versus others actually plays out and really can impact the ability the life the quality of life of
The family members and the healthcare professionals themselves. And so while I think it is important that everyone is paid what they everyone earns their pay and are paid fairly. I do think that the large discrepancies and how Healthcare professionals are paid does need to be addressed because I think it can really go into our subconscious. A value associating level where we're going to associate value of a nurse as lower than value of a physician just based on that pricing or wage and I don't think that's right.
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