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Why You Should Stop Trying To Cure People

There is no reason you should keep on trying to cure people of their illnesses, especially those that are very treatable.

If a person is sick, your job is to work on their overall health. Take care of yourself first, before you worry about getting ill yourself. This is particularly important if the person you are caring for has chronic conditions such as cancer, heart, or kidney disease, or arthritis. If an illness is too severe, you may want to see a doctor for assistance, but if your health is good or your doctor feels you’re well enough to return to normal activities, he/she can give you some more advice about managing your symptoms. However, it is your responsibility and privilege to make decisions for yourself, and in many cases you may know better than the person you have treated. If it has affected you in a significant way, your primary concern is helping yourself, not helping another. If a person is sick, your job is to work on their overall health. Take care of yourself first, before you worry about getting ill yourself. This is particularly important if the person you are caring for has chronic conditions such as cancer, heart, or kidney disease, or arthritis. If an illness is too severe, you may want to see a doctor for assistance, but if your health is good or your doctor feels you’re well enough to return to normal activities, he/she can give you some more advice about managing your symptoms.

If a person is sick, this person is already in the hands of medical professionals and they are trained to do whatever is needed to correct the situation, such as treating infections, pain, and other bodily discomfort. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the person caring for the person to ensure that they are getting the necessary treatment as well as necessary rest, as necessary, and to address any concerns as they arise. This can mean changing the individual’s living arrangements, taking over their medication (or stopping or changing it altogether), reassigning them to a different location, or even taking them to medical facility, such as the hospital.

If the person is a youth (18-25 years old), the responsible adult is a parent/guardian for whom the child is responsible or by whom the child is supervised; if they are a caregiver, the responsible adult is a parent, grandparent or other adult who has custody or authority over the child. If this person is taking care of someone else’s child under 21 years old, this should be the parent/guardian.

Sometimes people believe that if they do things to reduce their symptoms they will just go away. This is very rarely true. People who get sick may try to suppress, or numb themselves to their illness, hoping that their symptoms will go away on their own. In most cases, people will go on to lose consciousness from the acute illnesses and need help.

If a person is sick, your job is to work on their overall health. Take care of yourself first, before you worry about getting ill yourself. This is particularly important if the person you are caring for has chronic conditions such as cancer, heart, or kidney disease, or arthritis. If an illness is too severe, you may want to see a doctor for assistance, but if your health is good or your doctor feels you’re well enough to return to normal activities, he/she can give you some more advice about managing your symptoms. However, it is your responsibility and privilege to make decisions for yourself, and in many cases you may know better than the person you have treated. If it has affected you in a significant way, your primary concern is helping yourself, not helping another. If a person is sick, your job is to work on their overall health. Take care of yourself first, before you worry about getting ill yourself. This is particularly important if the person you are caring for has chronic conditions such as cancer, heart, or kidney disease, or arthritis. If an illness is too severe, you may want to see a doctor for assistance, but if your health is good or your doctor feels you’re well enough to return to normal activities, he/she can give you some more advice about managing your symptoms.

If a person is sick, if your job is to “cure” them, the responsibility for their health lies with you. If they ask you to do so, then you are responsible for taking proper care of yourself. If they tell you what you must do, you accept that responsibility.

If a person is sick, for whatever reason, you are responsible.