That job needs to be completed professionally and in accordance to best practices.
Think about positive experiences you have had previously in a doctor’s office and replicate accordingly.
They’re more inclined to dates on the court or learning a new sport than ordering the fillet mignon in an evening gown.
When you think of a clinic, what thoughts come to mind?
The Merriam-Webster online dictionary includes these two definitions: a facility (as of a hospital) for diagnosis and treatment of outpatients; a group practice in which several physicians work cooperatively. Student athletes will need to get used to the idea that they are in the athletic training clinic to receive diagnosis and treatment, and then leave; the athletic training clinic is not a place to hang out before or after treatment, or whenever else they want.
I mention this topic because I wonder if athletic training students understand the reason behind such rules.
I have heard it said more than once that personal relationships are not that big of a deal because “the student athletes are our peers,” “I see them all the time on campus,” or “we were friends before I got into the athletic training program.” A number of other iterations also exist.
In discussing this topic recently in an introductory course, the on a daily basis, yet my actions are different than what I have observed in a number of different athletic training clinics.
It was an eye opening moment for me, helping me to realize that I need to do a better job educating my students on proper work relationships (even though we don’t refer to clinical education as work). Understanding the importance can go directly back to the NATA Code of Ethics.Getting in the habit of making correct decisions while young in your career can help you to avoid problems later on.The application of this idea is most likely the hard part.The person I am treating isn’t the starting first baseman on our number one ranked baseball team, the prettiest girl on the volleyball team, or my best friend from high school.Rather, I view them as a patient under my medical care, and remember that I have a job to do.As our free member, you’ll get full access to highly effective mobile responsive dating features, communication tools, and search functions to view and connect with our database of millions of Bodybuilding singles who love muscle.